Delosperma Jewel of Desert Moonstone

Delosperma cooperi ‘Jewel Of Desert Moonstone’

Ice plant

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel Of Desert Moonstone'
  • Common name: Ice plant
  • Family: Aizoaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Delosperma is a genus of small, succulent plants, native to rocky areas of southern and eastern Africa, including seashores and mountainsides. They have a kaleidoscopic range of flower colours, and the petals of many seem to shimmer, giving them the common name of ice plant. Delospermas thrive in full sun and well-drained soil. 

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Delosperma ‘Jewel of Desert Moonstone’ is part of the ‘Jewel of Desert’ series. This spreading, mat-forming perennial has pretty white flowers with a yellow centre that appear continuously from spring until the first frosts. Ideal for rockery plantings and growing in containers. For best results, grow Delosperma ‘Jewel of Desert Moonstone’ in full sun, in very well-drained soil. 

How to grow Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Moonstone'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Moonstone' and wildlife

Delosperma 'Jewel Of Desert Moonstone' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Moonstone' poisonous?

Delosperma 'Jewel Of Desert Moonstone' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Moonstone'