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Products > Delosperma Fire Spinner ['P001S']
Delosperma Fire Spinner ['P001S'] - Fire Spinner Ice Plant

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aizoaceae (Ice Plants)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange & Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Delosperma Fire Spinner ['P001S'] A great new hardy groundcover succulent that hugs the ground in a dense mat, staying under 2 inches tall and spreading to 2 feet wide or more with fleshy narrow 1/2 long lance shaped apple green leaves. In late spring into summer and again in fall appear the 3/4 inch wide other worldly colored flowers, with narrow petals that are bright pink at their bases and tipped gold and several shades of orange with light yellow stamens at the center - a wild site when in bloom, looking like little gems floating on top of a sea of green! Plant in full sun to part shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to very little. Very hardy and useful in areas down to USDA Zone 5 (-20F!). It is a great weed suppressing low water requiring groundcover and though some report it shy to bloom, once established, it has put on a pretty good show for us and the colors are a knockout! This plant is an undescribed species or natural hybrid discovered by Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Garden growing at an elevation above 6,000 feet near Tarkastad in the semi-desert Karoo region in East Cape, South Africa. It is a 2012 introduction by Plant Select, the collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and professional horticulturists that we are in partnership with. We thank Panayoti Kelaidis for sharing this plant with us after speaking about it in his talk to the Cactus and Succulent Society of America convention 2015.  The information about Delosperma Fire Spinner ['P001S'] displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.