- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
- Mature Spread 8 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Filler In Containers
Jewel of Desert® Moonstone Ice Plant, or Delosperma, delivers a profusion of fresh, daisy-like, white flowers with yellow centers in spring and all season long until frost. Hardy Ice Plants are native to South Africa. Jewel of Desert® Moonstone Iceplant is a densely spreading, heavily flowering perennial that thrives in tough places. This beauty is ideal for water-wise alpine rocky landscapes.
Jewel of Desert® Moonstone Ice Plant is a vigorous ground-hugging grower, reaching heights of 4-6 inches tall and spreading up to 12 inches wide. It produces loads of nectar and pollen-rich flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and beneficial pollinators. Use this easy-care plant for dry, hot areas; its long-blooming season and deer resistance make it excellent for growing in rock gardens, containers, and banks and slopes.
Jewel of the Desert Moonstone Ice Plant Care
Plant Jewel of Desert® Moonstone Ice Plant in a full sun location, ideally in well-drained soil. Once established, it can be quite drought tolerant and will tolerate soils that are sandy and gravelly. Water sparsely throughout the growing season; Moonstone Ice Plant will not tolerate continual wet conditions. It benefits from a thin layer of small gravel mulch surrounding the plant.
Jewel of Desert® Moonstone Ice Plant is virtually maintenance-free once established and remains full and lush throughout the growing season. In the first year, pamper it to get it established, but once it matures, it can thrive in the poorest growing conditions.
Jewel of the Desert Moonstone Ice Plant Spacing
Jewel of Desert® Moonstone Ice Plant is ideal for large mass plantings; they are a fantastic choice for banks and slopes, rock gardens, in the front of a perennial border, and as a colorful showy groundcover. Space Jewel of the Desert Moonstone Ice Plant 12 inches apart to allow for full mature growth. If a thick groundcover effect is desired, space plants slightly closer than 10 inches.
Jewel of the Desert Moonstone Ice Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): White, Yellow|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, 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 Moonstone Ice Plant|
|Scientific Name: Delosperma Jewel of Desert Moonstone|
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.
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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.