Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi Mesa Verde®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Mesa Verde®
Cultivar name: 'Kelaidis'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 3 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Other: Depending on zone
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Salmon pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Fall
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2002 Plant Select Winner
Child plants: one child plant

Delosperma 'Mesa Verde' begins to bloom on May 2, 2014.

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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Jun 7, 2013 8:20 AM

A naturally occurring plant mutation of an unidentified selection of Delosperma cooperi in Denver, CO. It is probably a cross of D. cooperi and D. nubigenum.
Named in honor of Panayoti Kelaidis, Curator of Plant Collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens. U. S. Plant Patent PP13,876 issued June 10, 2003.

This plant is sold under two names:
Delosperma 'Kelaidis' P.P.# 13876 in honor of Panayoti Kelaidis, Curator of Plant Collections at the Denver Botanic Gardens, & designer of of the Botanic Gardens' world-famed Rock Alpine Garden.
Trademark name: Delosperma cooperi Mesa Verde® was given later.

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