Purple Hardy Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Cactus or Succulent
Plant Family: Aizoaceae
Plant Description: Creeping, mat-forming succulent perennial native to South Africa. Rosy-purple flowers appear in June and last throughout the summer. The knobby bright green succulent leaves form a dense mat. Plant in well-drained soils and water sparingly. Handles heat and drought very well.


Maintenance Type: Succulent
Plant Care: Succulent (perennials with fleshy leaves and no spines): Remove dead leaves and stems. Succulents with stems that die back in the fall may be left for winter interest or removed once dried. Trim as necessary to retain a desirable shape.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 2" tall x 18-24" wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant, Central Open Shape
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Colors: Light Green
Bloom Colors: Purple
Bloom Seasons: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Aug

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 10
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low (Water to Establish)
Salt Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Unknown

Garden Location:

  • Not on display
    • Not on display
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter