Delosperma 'John Proffitt'
early summer to fall
2 to 4 in.
12 to 18 in.
parent plants are native to South Africa
USDA zones 4-9
hardy to 7,000 ft.
Table Mountain iceplant is an excellent choice for a low-growing, drought tolerant groundcover. It is very resilient and the flowers are incredible. The shimmering bright purple blooms put on the best show in May, but periodically reappear throughout the summer.
Table Mountain iceplant grows as a mat-forming succulent with dark green leaves. The leaves, often tinged with purple, remain through winter.
Table Mountain iceplant is growing in several locations at the Xeriscape Garden. It is a vigorous, showy, low maintenance groundcover. It is one of the most impressive low water groundcovers available.
No maintenance is required, except raking debris off the plant as needed. Be sure to plant this in an area with excellent drainage and pea gravel mulch. Some iceplants perform poorly in wood or bark mulch.