- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 4 Inches
- Width 2.5 Feet
- Growing Zones 6-10
Groundcover doesn’t get enough attention it truly deserves. Granita® Raspberry® Hardy Ice Plant will definitely grab your attention and you might just fall in love with it. Delosperma is one of the easiest and most carefree groundcovers available. The best part is that it does not want to take over your garden and it will come back every year. This little plant politely spreads its shimmering green succulent leaves. All Spring and Summer long, profuse blooms of magnificent raspberry-colored flowers cover the ground in a red carpet.
This South African native is exotic and quite functional in the landscape. It can take heat and drought conditions. Rock gardens are a perfect place to display the ice plant’s beauty. Hard to reach areas like slopes are no match for its relentlessness. Delosperma even makes a beautiful indoor succulent houseplant. It may not flower as much as outside but its foliage is just as attractive.
Granita® Raspberry® Hardy Ice Plant Care
All around this is an easy carefree plant. It has average watering needs. Since it is more succulent, make sure that the soil is well-draining and it completely dries out between waterings. Root rot can be an issue if constant moisture persists. In the extreme summer heat, watering once a week can be beneficial and reduce plant stress.
Surviving winter is not a problem in zones 6 to 10 and is considered a perennial in these zones. There may be some dieback overwinter, but expect a full recovery when Spring comes around. Zones lower than 6, treat Delosperma as an annual. Since it wouldn’t be hardy outdoors in those lower zones, Ice plants make great succulent house plants too. Little to no fertilizer is even needed.
Granita® Raspberry® Hardy Ice Plant Spacing
Typically 30 inches of space between plants is all that is needed. Its short sprawling habit will easily fill in gaps between plants to create a carpet effect. If you’re looking for not your typical groundcover, it doesn’t get better than Granita® Raspberry® Hardy Ice Plant.
Granita® Raspberry® Hardy Ice Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-10|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 4 Inches|
|Mature Width: 2.5 Feet|
|Plant Spacing: 30 Inches|
|Growth Habit: Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Flower Shade: Red Shades|
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Late Spring|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Tolerates: Heat, Drought|
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance|
|Uses: Groundcover Landscape|
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners|
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Delosperma floribundum 'Raspberry'|
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.