Common Name: Ice Plant-Hardy Delosperma Table Mountain

Height: 2-4 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full shade (>6  hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Late spring  Early summer Midsummer  Late summer  Early fall
How's your soil?: Average Soil  
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio  Modern  Rock Garden  Eclectic

 

If you love the colorful look of the succulent groundcover D. cooperi but it’s just not hardy enough for you, here’s your opportunity to get the same look in a hardier plant.  TABLE MOUNTAIN® was developed in cooperation between the Denver Botanic Garden and Colorado State University with the goal of creating a hardier version of the species.  They named their prodigy after one of the most epic sights in South Africa (from which the plant originates). 

TABLE MOUNTAIN® forms a tight, weed suppressing mat of succulent, grey-green to green, evergreen foliage which takes on purple tones in winter.  The large blossoms which measure 1.5-2” across form a brilliant blanket of magenta to fuchsia pink all summer long and even into fall in some climates. 

Like all Delospermas, this one is also highly heat and drought tolerant, making it a good choice for waterwise landscapes.  It thrives in rock gardens, on slopes, in containers, and in the landscape.