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Jewel of the Desert® Garnet Ice Plant

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$38.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • 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
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
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
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Delosperma Jewel of Desert® Garnet
SKU:
1231008515-pc

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

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