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botanical name:
Delosperma cooperi
Delosperma cooperi © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ice Plant, Pink Carpet
synonyms:  Mesembryanthemum cooperi
family:  Aizoaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.10m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 7 to 11
description:
Creeping or trailing perennial with fleshy succulent leaves that are almost cylindrical. Relatively large bright magenta-pink flowers are produced over a long period through summer.

cultivation:
Very well drained soil in sun. Drought tolerant. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Though it thrives in hot dry climates, this species is unusually frost hardy.

propagation:
From seed or by cuttings, which strilke very easily.

usage:
Useful spreading groundcover for dry situations.

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