- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 1 - 3 Inches
- Width 1 - 2 Feet
- Growing Zones 5-9
Whenever you hear fire and ice in one sentence you know something good is coming next. Fire Spinner Hardy Ice Plant will not disappoint you. With an unique coloration of bright fiery orange with a light purple ring and a white center, Fire Spinner will turn heads when included in your garden bed or landscape. Growing to just 3 inches tall, it is little in size, but mighty in visual impact. The succulent gray green foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy color in the fall.
West Coast gardeners have enjoyed this versatile little full sun perennial for some time now, and it is time for Midwest and East Coast gardeners to reap the many benefits it brings. Native to South Africa, and hardy in Zones 5-9, this tough flowering ground cover is surprisingly suited for most climates in the United States. The landlocked upper tier of the West, Midwest and Northeast are exceptions, as the harsh winters do not sit well with the Hardy Ice Plant, but gardeners everywhere else will find a new favorite perennial for their full sun locations.
Fire Spinner® Hardy Ice Plant Care
This is a low maintenance ground cover perennial that has many uses in tough-to-plant landscapes as well as mainstream gardens. Plant in full sun, it can take the heat. Leaves are succulent in nature so moderate drought is tolerated. Sandy loam soil is preferred, but this little toughy can grow on gravel. Xeriscape gardeners will appreciate its low water needs and its ability to thrive in any soil pH range. Fertilizer is generally not needed. Avoid poor draining locations as this plant will likely not survive these conditions.
Deadheading is not needed to gain masses of bright neon flowers. Pruning is not needed, either. In the spring, before it breaks dormancy or starts flowering, clean any debris or dead branches and remove spent flowers to give it a cleaning before it bolts into bloom again. Winter protection is usually not needed in the zones it is hardy in.
Fire Spinner® Hardy Ice Plant Spacing
Space plants 12 to 24 inches apart to give them room to spread out. Growing just 3 inches tall, it will spread out 24 inches and is an effective weed suppressant. Deer typically won’t browse on it, but the butterflies won’t stay away. Hardy Ice Plant also makes an attractive container plant, but treat it like an annual when planted in this application. It is beautiful when mass planted in your landscape or rock garden as it quickly fills in to create a carpet of brilliant color and continuous blooms.
Fire SpinnerÂ® Hardy Ice Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 1 - 3 Inches|
|Mature Width: 1 - 2 Feet|
|Plant Spacing: 1 - 2 Feet|
|Growth Habit: Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): Orange, Pink|
|Flower Shade: Apricot & Magenta|
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Late Spring|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Apple Green|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance|
|Uses: Border Plant Container Groundcover|
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners|
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Delosperma hybrida 'P0001S'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.