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Delosperma Hotcakes® ‘Banana Blast’ (Ice Plant)

Ice Plant 'Banana Blast', Banana Blast Ice Plant

Delosperma HOTCAKES® 'Banana Blast', Ice Plant Banana Blast, Banana Blast Ice Plant, Drought tolerant perennials, Yellow perennial flowers, Evergreen perennial, Low maintenance perennial, perennial ground cover

Perfect for hot, dry sites, Delosperma Hotcakes® ‘Banana Blast’ (Ice Plant) is a showy evergreen succulent with a profusion of brilliant sunny yellow flowers from early summer to early fall. The blossoms are produced in such quantities that they literally cover the lush foliage of fleshy, blue-green leaves. The intensity of the flower color, combined with the long blooming season and evergreen foliage, reinforce the ornamental interest of this plant. A wonderful groundcover and an indispensable element of waterwise landscapes.

  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in dry, well-drained soils. Good drainage is essential to survival. Tolerates average to lean soils including sandy and gravelly ones. If conditions are too wet, it will suffer and grow poorly. Water sparsely during the growing season. Good heat and drought tolerance.
  • Deer resistant but attractive to butterflies.
  • Easy to grow, Delosperma is a good choice for areas of the garden that are sunny and dry. Excellent addition to border fronts, rock gardens, banks and slopes or naturalized areas. Delosperma makes a lovely groundcover and is perfect for containers.
  • No serious insect or disease issues. May be occasionally affected by aphids and mealybugs.
  • Delosperma cooperi is native to South Africa

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Aizoaceae
Genus Delosperma
Common names Ice Plant
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow
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Delosperma Hotcakes® ‘Fig Fusion’ (Ice Plant)
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Aizoaceae
Genus Delosperma
Common names Ice Plant
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden, Prairie and Meadow
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