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Delosperma cooperi is the most widely sold and cultivated taxon in the genus in American gardens. It is often now among perennials, marketed by the largest of growers and chain garden centers.

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Delosperma aberdeenense 'Abby Snow' (4/02)

ht: 2 in. tall x 8 in. wide
fc: white with yellow center
lc: green
so, in:
sunscapes.net (online catalog 2001)

Delosperma 'Anns Pink'

ht: 1-2 in. tall x 6 in. wide
ha: forms tight, low clumps
fc: pink
or: chance hybrid of unknown parentage at H & H Botanicals before 2001
so:
H & H Botanicals

Delosperma 'Beaufort West'

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Juniper Level Botanical Gardens, Raleigh, NC. Spring 2004.

fc: pink
fd: very small
lc: dark to medium green
or: collected from the Niewveld Mts near Beaufort West, Karroo, South Africa
ns: species affinity is unknown. It is sold in the trade under this place name.
so:
H & H Botanicals

Delosperma brunnthaleri

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fc: light to medium yellow.

Delosperma cooperi 'Alba'

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North Carolina Botanical Garden. Summer 2003.

fc: rays white
fd: smaller than species typical, often only 0.75-1.1 inches wide.

Delosperma cooperi 'Select Red Dwarf' (4/02)

ht: 1 in. tall x 8 in. wide - smaller than species typicalk
fc: magenta pink (as species)
lc: light, bright green
ch: more cold hardy than species
so, in:
sunscapes.net (online catalog 2001)

Delosperma cooperi 'White Nugget' = D. nubigenum 'White Nugget'

 

Delosperma floribundum 'Starburst'

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JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2003.

ht: 4 in. tall x 14-18 in wide
fc: bright orchid pink (actually more magenta) with white at the base for a white-centered
fc: effect
fd: 1 in.
or: Denver Bot. Garden and Colorado State Univ.
ch: more cold hardy than species typical, USDA 4-5
so:
Wayside Gardens

Delosperma nubigenum 'Gold Nugget'

fc: golden-yellow (as species?)

Delosperma nubigenum 'White Nugget' (7/02)

ht: 2 in. tall x 8 in. wide or more
fc: white
or: white-flowered sport of 'Gold Nugget'

Delosperma 'John Profitt' ('John Proffitt') TABLE MOUNTAIN™

ht: 2 in. tall x 18 in. wide
ha: low, vigorous
fc: bright magenta pink with white eye, brighter than D. cooperi
ls: narrow, finger-like. Blades are flatter than D. cooperi.
lc: greener than D. cooperi
or: possibly a hybrid of D. cooperi
ch: more cold hardy than D. cooperi
eval: considered a replacement for D. cooperi by many growers
or: private garden (unidentified) Denver CO USA
in, tm: Plant Select, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO USA 2002 adding this trademark
ns: the plant has been offered under this cultivar name before the trademark was appended.
so:
Glasshouse Works
li: American Nurseryman 194(12): 68 (2001) [first use of trademark name on record]

Delosperma MESA VERDE™ 'Kalaidis' (1/02)

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Juniper Level Botanical Gardens, Raleigh, NC. Spring 2004.

ht: low, prostrate
fc: bright salmon pink
or: hybrid observed at Denver Bot. Gard.
ch: 4b
in: Plant Select, Fort Collins CO USA 2002
li: American Nurseryman 194(12): 68 (2001)

Delosperma 'Oberg' (4/02)

ht: 2 in. tall x 8 in. wide
fc: white with yellow stamens
lc: gray-green
or: collected in Great Karoo Mountains, South Africa
so, in:
sunscapes.net (online catalog 2001)

Delosperma 'Ruby Stars'

fc: ruby red
fq: very floriferous
so:
Arrowhead Alpines (see this link for several other species)

Delosperma sutherlandii

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JC Raulston Arboretum. Spring 2004.

fc: light to medium magenta-pink, centered white. Rays white at the base, giving an eyezone effect.
lc: more glaucous blue-green than D. cooperi.

Delosperma sutherlandii 'Peach Star' (8/4)

in: Winter Flora Plant Centre, Sussex UK 2004, listed in the RHS PLANT FINDER that year.

Delosperma 'Tiffindell Magenta' (4/4)

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Juniper Level Botanical Gardens, Raleigh, NC. Spring 2004.

ht: 1 in. tall x 18 in. wide
ha: procumbent, denser than D. cooperi
fc: rich magenta pink
fd: smaller than D. cooperi, giving a finer texture
bt: earlier than D. cooperi
in, or: Highcountrygardens.com (online catalog 2004)