Hot Cakes Pumpkin Perfection, also known as Ice Plant or Delosperma Cooperi, is an evergreen succulent native to South Africa. Garden Solutions developed this cultivar for its uniform bloom time and prolific flowering. Bright orange flowers bloom from spring through fall, covering succulent foliage with a creeping, mounding habit of 6-8" tall that spreads 15" wide. This heat and drought-tolerant plant flourishes in full sun with occasional water, resisting deer and rabbits and attracting pollinators. Hardy in zone 6-9, this non-invasive ice plant offers unique foliage and a bounty of ornamental flowers as a low-maintenance groundcover or in containers, borders, or rock gardens. Grow Pumpkin Perfection alongside Hot Cakes Coconut Crush and Hot Cakes Saucy Strawberry for color variety.
Hot Cakes Pumpkin Perfection Selling Tips
Sell Hot Cakes Pumpkin Perfection to customers looking for low-maintenance groundcover or a unique addition to a sunny border, container, or rock garden. Your customer will love this plant's easy care and bright, long-blooming flowers. In the landscape, it requires little water and flourishes in any well-draining soil. This plant will spread as a groundcover but is non-invasive. Hot Cakes Pumpkin Perfection is hardy in zones 6-10, where dense, succulent foliage offers year-round visual interest. This cultivar blooms uniformly with abundant flowers that cover its green foliage. Pair with Sedum, Sempervivum, Festuca, Creeping Phlox, and Aurinia to create an attractive rustic xeriscape.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 15" apart in well-draining soil in full sun.
2. Water sparingly when soil is dry.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Hot Cakes Pumpkin Perfection, use one rooted liner per 4-inch container. Use a well-drained, sandy soil with a pH of 5.6-6.2, EC of 1.0-1.2, average daily temperatures of 65-68, and light feed (100-150 ppm N). Apply a spray of B-Nine if needed. You may see aphids and mealybugs. Maintain dry soil, as these plants are drought tolerant, and moist soil can lead to root rot.
Bright orange flowers bloom from spring through fall on evergreen succulent foliage.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant.
This plant doesn't typically require PGRs. Use a spray of B-Nine if needed.
You may see aphids or mealybugs.
Delosperma Cooperi isn't prone to disease, although overwatering may cause the plant to develop root rot.
Planting Hot Cakes Pumpkin Perfection Liners
We recommend planting one rooted plug per 4-inch container or 1801. Use well-drained succulent soil in full sun. Completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Delosperma Hot Cakes Pumpkin Perfection Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||5-6 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 6-9|