Ice Plant Purple Stardust Delosperma Floribunda is a succulent perennial plant native to South Africa. Hardy Ice Plant Purple Stardust seeds can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, or the seeds can be sown directly outdoors in spring after temperatures are warmed. Delosperma Floribunda Stardust spreads vigorously forming dense carpet of shiny, olive-green, succulent foliage and bursting to bloom in late spring blooming repeatedly through summer and fall with magnificent, daisy-like, lilac-purple flowers with large white centers. The blooming Ice Plant Stardust attract bees and butterflies.
Ice Plant Purple Stardust grows fast forming a beautiful flowering ground cover that is drought and heat tolerant, so dry and hot areas are not a problem for growing this plant. The patio pots, window boxes, containers, alpine and rock gardens, wildlife gardens, low maintenance gardens, and coastal gardens are all suitable garden and landscape applications for planting Hardy Stardust Ice Plant. Delosperma Floribunda seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks without any special treatment, and heat, humidity and drought tolerant Hardy Ice Plant thrives in full sun, average to poor, sandy, gravelly, dry to medium well drained soil.
Height: 6 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry well-drained, pH 5.5-7.2
USDA Zones: 5-9
Sow Indoors: Winter (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 7-21 Days