Aberdeen Dew Plant

Delosperma aberdeenense | Also known as: Ice Plant | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

When Ice Man isn't being a super hero, he love a spot of gardening and Ice Plant is his favourite.

Delosperma aberdeenense, or the Aberdeen Dew Plant is a beautiful trailing plant that adds bright purple flowers to your garden throughout the summer. It’s small in height. Despite it’s name of Ice Plant, it doesn’t like the cold so is best grown in a conservatory or indoor location. However, if grow in a container it will happily live outside in the summer. It does like full sunlight, but be sure to keep sheltered from harsh winds or driving rain.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.13
Spread [m]
  • 0
Dominant flower colour
  • Red
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • stem tip cuttings
Growth habit
  • Dense
  • Prostrate
  • Spreading
  • Trailing
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z13-15
Heat zone
  • H12-10
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • 0
Heat days
  • 150 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Rock garden
Garden spaces
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years