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Delosperma ashtonii (Ashton's hardy ice plant)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Delosperma ashtonii

Other names

Ashton's hardy ice plant

Genus

Delosperma Delosperma

Species

D. ashtonii - D. ashtonii is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with small, fleshy, thick, cylindrical, grey-green leaves and bright magenta flowers in summer.


Delosperma ashtonii is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Mat Forming

Flower

Magenta in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Mealybugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Mealybugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Delosperma ashtonii (Ashton's hardy ice plant) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Mediterranean, Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Gravel, Drought Tolerant, Containers, Coastal

Cultivation

Grow in sharply drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Does not tolerate wet, winter conditions. Dislikes humid conditions. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Delosperma ashtonii

Other names

Ashton's hardy ice plant

Genus

Delosperma Delosperma

Species

D. ashtonii - D. ashtonii is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with small, fleshy, thick, cylindrical, grey-green leaves and bright magenta flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Magenta in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Mealybugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Delosperma ashtonii (Ashton's hardy ice plant) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Mediterranean, Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Gravel, Drought Tolerant, Containers, Coastal

Cultivation

Grow in sharply drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Does not tolerate wet, winter conditions. Dislikes humid conditions. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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