Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hardy Ice Plant - Waterwise Groundcover for Utah

Hardy Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi - pink flowers or Delosperma nubigenum - yellow flowers)- is an excellent ground cover for sunny areas; rock gardens, parking strips, waterwise perennial beds, in between stepping stones or along pathways.  It grows well in Utah and needs water only during the hottest parts of summer and it blooms in June and July.  It is low growing and it spreads slowly and is easy to pull out if it goes too far.  Hardy Ice Plant is a great performer with green foliage and bright flowers!
Delosperma nubigenum 
Delosperma cooperi - in a Utah parking strip

Delosperma cooperi - grows well in Utah