Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Garnet'

Item #36662


A Breeding Breakthrough

There has never been a hardy ice plant like Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Garnet'. This breeding breakthrough delivers bright blooms on ground-hugging plants continuously from spring until frost. Not a rebloomer—an everbloomer, and it's so easy to grow.

Exceptionally drought-tolerant, Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Garnet' forms a dense mat of succulent foliage just a few inches high, and spreads 8 to 10 inches wide. In full bloom it's barely 4 to 6 inches off the ground, yet every inch is colorful and lush.

The 2-inch flowers are daisy-shaped and so bright, with petals that shade from deep red to pink surrounding white and yellow centers. Ideal for large plantings, accents, and containers, they are long-lasting and neon-bright in the sun-soaked garden.

Best of all, Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Garnet' is just as tolerant of heat, humidity, and drought as traditional hardy ice plant. Pamper it the first year, then let it go—it will thrive in the poorest conditions provided it has nonstop sun and good soil drainage. Let it spread down a slope or bank, anchoring the soil in place to prevent erosion. Design a mass planting in the baking-hot bed beside the driveway, where heat rises from the pavement all summer long. Or fill in those bare areas where the hose doesn't quite reach.

Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Garnet' turns hardy ice plant from a groundcover primarily interesting for its succulent foliage into a bloom machine. Enjoy three seasons of color every year from this rough-and-tumble garden performer.


Skip Product Specs
Genus 2 Delosperma
Species cooperi
Variety 'Jewel of Desert Garnet'
ppaf PP23471
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 10
Bloom Start To End Mid Spring - Mid Fall
Habit Prostrate
Plant Height 4 in - 6 in
Plant Width 8 in - 10 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 04, 2017

The Jewel of The Desert is just that! But not red!

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Do not be fooled into believing it is red as a garnet is red. This is a hot pink. A deep hot pink. And it may be because I live in red clay dirt, but it arrived hot pink. It will grow no matter what you do to it and it is easy to pull it up or pick it back to get it out of the way. It truly only needs a spot on the ground to take off so throw the pieces you pull or break off in another hot dusty spot and watch it go! It blooms from early spring till way late fall and it is beautiful. Its just not red, so I gave it 4 stars because of that, but it is a 5 star plant.

Libby Nance from SC

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