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Delosperma floribunda 'Stardust'

Ice Plant

Half-hardy Perennial

The perfect plant for that hot, dry spot in your borders or rockeries. Dwarf, shiny, deep green, almost metallic-looking succulent foliage bursts into bloom from mid May. Plants are covered with spectacular lilac-purple flowers flowers with large white centres, flowering until the first frost. Loved by butterflies. Height: 10-15cm (4-6in)

Ideal For:
patio, ground cover, alpine & rockery, wildlife gardens, low maintenance garden, coastal garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (200 delosperma seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch within 24 hours
    • £2.99
Sowing time: March to April.Sow seed in pots or trays of moist seed compost, do not cover seed. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a temperature of between 18-21C (65-70F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 10-21 days. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays.

Gradually acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 23-30cm (9-12in) apart. For best results, provide a light, well-drained soil in full sun.

Before the autumn frosts, lift the plants, pot them up and over winter indoors on a well-lit windowsill or frost-free greenhouse. Keep the compost just barely moist until spring, when they can be planted out again.

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