Perennials forum: Delosperma

Page 1 of 5 • 1 2 3 4 5
Views: 4682, Replies: 99 » Jump to the end
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 3, 2013 12:11 PM CST

Moderator

Delosperma has become one of my favorite perennials. Here are some of mine. I hope others will post photos of their plants too!

Delosperma 'Lavender Ice'


'Fire Spinner'


Delosperma ashtonii 'Blut'
Thumb of 2013-05-03/clintbrown/42dbf4
[Last edited by clintbrown - May 5, 2013 10:28 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #400661 (1)
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
Image
tarev
May 3, 2013 2:21 PM CST
Very very lovely blooms Clint :hearts:

Do you deadhead the blooms after it wilts?
Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
kosk0025
May 3, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Very nice. I have the 15 or so Fire Spinners that I put in last year. I lost a few from my hens pecking at them, but I plan to divide them next March. Looking forward to blooms, probably in about a month here.
[url=www.poppiesandthistle.com]www.poppiesandthistle.com[/url]
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 3, 2013 2:42 PM CST

Moderator

I never deadhead these. They seem to be "self-cleaning". They have tons of blooms this time of year. Hurray!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
Image
tarev
May 3, 2013 3:03 PM CST
Oh that is good to know Big Grin Love self cleaning ones Smiling

So after the first flush of blooms, does it do another one?
[Last edited by tarev - May 3, 2013 3:04 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #400745 (5)
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
eclayne
May 3, 2013 3:11 PM CST

Plants Admin

Really impressive Clint and to think I've been avoiding them for fear they'd succumb to New England humidity. Hilarious!
Evan
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 3, 2013 3:16 PM CST

Moderator

Some of them could suffer from your winters. I have heard some people complain. I don't think I'll ever be without these now. I can go on vacation and don't have to ask someone to water my plants. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
NJBob
May 3, 2013 6:03 PM CST

Moderator

They look great Clint. I have 1 nice size clump coming back from last season. Just not sure which one survived,
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 3, 2013 6:10 PM CST

Moderator

That's awesome. I can't wait to see pics of it. It'll also give others an idea of which plant to try.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
eclayne
May 3, 2013 6:36 PM CST

Plants Admin

It must be our cold and wet, freeze and thaw. Sunscapes Rare Plant Nursery in Pueblo, CO grows several in z5.
Evan
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 3, 2013 6:39 PM CST

Moderator

I think these could be an interesting lawn substitute here. They compete very well with Bermuda grass.
[Last edited by clintbrown - May 3, 2013 6:39 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #400870 (11)
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Heucheras Echinacea
Hellebores The WITWIT Badge Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
NJBob
May 3, 2013 7:27 PM CST

Moderator

I tried adding the sand to the soil like you suggested Clint , I think that is what helped this time.
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 3, 2013 7:31 PM CST

Moderator

Awesome. I think your established plant will be tougher too. You should see how huge the roots of 'Fire Spinner' get in one year. I moved one and it had roots over 2 feet long.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
eclayne
May 3, 2013 7:48 PM CST

Plants Admin

Does anyone know how salt tolerant these are? I have a short, steep slope at roadside in pretty much all day sun.
Evan
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 3, 2013 7:49 PM CST

Moderator

I think I just read an article about these being used by beaches. They said they were salt tolerant. If I find the article I'll post a link.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
eclayne
May 3, 2013 7:51 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks Clint.
Evan
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 3, 2013 7:57 PM CST

Moderator

This is a very good article:

http://www.paghat.com/iceplant.html

They have recommendations for soil, etc.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Image
eclayne
May 3, 2013 8:11 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks Clint. Good article.
Evan
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
May 4, 2013 5:34 AM CST
Mine are not blooming yet, we have had a ton of rain and I did not mix any sand in with the soil. Should dig them up and maybe do a pot. At least I can shelter it if we get too much rain. I do love this plant and I want to make it work. Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
Hellebores Hummingbirder Heucheras Winter Sowing Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener
Ferns Bee Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Procrastinator Clematis Birds
Image
clintbrown
May 4, 2013 5:38 AM CST

Moderator

Susan - I think if your soil is well drained they will be ok. People with a lot of snow and cold in the winter have to give them extra good drainage. If you have cooperi or Fire Spinner, they can grow in regular garden soil in the South.

Page 1 of 5 • 1 2 3 4 5

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Perennials forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "French Marigold"