One of the new Jewel of Desert range, this ripper little ice plant will burst into colour in your driest, dustiest borders. Great for outback gardens as the succulent stems hold precious moisture, it's very heat tolerant, and can survive extreme cold too. Ruby's bright jazzy tricolour flowers will shine for you throughout the warmer months.
Delosperma cooperi 'Ruby' PBR- ice plant APPEARANCE: Low-growing trailing South African succulent that forms a carpet of spreading stems. Very slender fleshy leaves which turn reddish in winter. Small shiny daisy flowers cover the plant in full bloom; peak flowering is in summer, and intermittently through the warmer months. 'Ruby' flowers are white, with golden centres and red-pink tips to the petals. USE FOR : Rockeries, pots, landscaping, groundcover, xeriscaping. Coastal and outback gardens, rooftop gardens, green living walls. PLANTING : Hardy and drought tolerant once established. Cold hardy to -20C, reportedly. Does not like wet feet or moist rich soils. Plant in light free-draining soil in sun for maximum colour and compact shape. CARE: Water lightly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Once established, water only when soil is dry. Keep it in a sunny position for at least part of the day. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 0.1m H x 0.4m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants with a healthy young root system and will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', shipped inside a plastic pot for protection. These are slightly smaller than our usual tubestock, with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.