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Jewel of Desert
You walk through the desert. You are thirsty. You walk along and what do you see? A paradise of colours. Do dreams come true? Yes, they do.
These new Jewel of Desert Delosperma's (Ice plants) are now also available at your nearby garden center. Enjoy the nice colours. They hardly need any water. They like drought and full sun. These new Delosperma's flower from May until the beginning of the winter as long as the sun shines. They don't mind a cold winter. They aren't called Ice plants for nothing.
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- Flowers from the start of the summer until the beginning of the winter (as long as the sun is shining)
- Compact varieties
- Drought resistant
- Brightens up your garden with brilliant colours
Maintenance & Use
Delosperma's have to be planted in full sun. The type of soil is less important as long as the soil is very well drained.
Delosperma's hate wet feet. Don't spoil them too much. Remove dead flowers to stimulate new flowering. Delosperma's are, of course, excellent in mixed containers, rock gardens, the perennial border and/or for green roofs.
Hereby I would like to introduce myself. Born and raised in Japan. I, Koichiro Nishikawa, always dreamt about plants that are drought resistant, fast growing and always flower with beautiful colours. That is why I started with breeding Delosperma's in Japan 15 years ago. However, it took me too long throughout the season. Therefore, I moved to Ecuador with my loving family 5 years ago.
High in the mountains, I can make new breeds 12 months long. Everything goes much faster here. So I achieved my goal. The Delosperma ‘Jewel of Desert’ -series. To see them, you do not need to come to Ecuador. Thanks to the efforts of Plantipp and Ron van Dijk they are now available everywhere.
USA - Concept Plants BV
EU - Plantipp BV
UK - Eagle Plants Ltd
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