What To Do With Delosperma For The Winter - Knowledgebase Question

North Brunswick, NJ
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Question by gfm3
September 19, 2000
I have a Delosperma (cooperii) in my garden. Do I need to do anything special to help it survive the winter? I thought of mulching it with straw.

I also have lantana. Should I bring it in for the winter or will it survive outside?

Thank you

Answer from NGA
September 19, 2000
Delosperma is a succulent, growing best in full sunshine, with little to no water required during the growing season. D. cooperii is one of the two hardiest ice plants, tolerating 0 degrees F. if protected by snow or mulch.

Lantana is not so hardy and is often planted as an annual rather than treated as a perennial in your gardening region. You might try protecting it from severe cold, but it may not make it through until spring. Lantana doesn't adapt well to growing indoors so I'd leave the plant where it is and try protecting it with mulch through the worst of the winter weather. It may survive!

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