- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 6 Inches
- Mature Spread 8 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
For low-growing color, this Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Ice Plant might just be the answer. Producing vivid magenta and red petals that extend away from its yellow center, this delosperma is seriously eye-catching. As a heat- and drought-tolerant perennial, Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Ice Plant is easy to grow and care for. It blooms from late spring until the first frost of fall.
With its low and creeping habit, this delosperma is perfectly suited for a wide variety of locations. Often grown in rock gardens and the front of borders, Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Ice Plant is also perfect for growing in containers or for providing ground cover. Originating from South Africa, this ice plant is suitable for growing in zones 5 through 9.
Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Ice Plant Care
For the Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Ice Plant to thrive, it should be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. Although a drought-tolerant perennial once established, it will require frequent watering while it gets its roots down. Once settled, watering is generally only required during hot and dry spells; just avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Supplementary fertilizing is not usually required unless this ice plant is grown on a very poor soil.
Disliking any cold and wet soils, watering should be reduced or stopped in the fall. Container-grown plants can be overwintered in an unheated greenhouse or porch to protect them from the worst of the weather. In spring, any damaged or dead branches can be cut away using a pair of clean and sharp scissors.
Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Ice Plant Spacing
As a compact delosperma, the Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Ice Plant will only reach a height of 3-6 inches, but will spread to around 8-12 inches wide. When growing this ice plant as part of a group, it can be spaced around 8-10 inches apart.
Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Iceplant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 6 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 8 - 10 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Groundcovers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Iceplant|
|Scientific Name: Delosperma Jewel of Desert® Garnet|
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 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.
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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
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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.