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DELOSPERMA JEWEL OF DESERT GARNET

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A little stunner, with the emphasis not just on the little, though this is indeed a low growing fleshy leaved plant that will carpet a dry spot and brighten it up all summer long with its vibrant garnet red flowers that shade inwards through pink to white with a yellow centre. And yes, it is hardy. Sunny spot. Well drained soil. 4 in. 1 litre pot.

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The really long varietal name comes about because it is one of the Jewel of Desert series, so those three words appear in the name of every plant in the series. We know there are good commercial reasons for this kind of thing, but we still really dislike the practice. Somehow it turns plants into a commodity, which doesn't seem right!

Delosperma used to be called mesambryanthemum, in case you were feeling there was something familiar about the plant if not the name.

This short video shows thousands of Delosperma Jewel of the Desert Garnet plants in a Dutch nursery:

Delosperma Jewel of the Desert Garnet is a hardy evergreen perennial with fleshy leaves and red flowers with yellow centres throughout summer suitable for sun.

  • Height 4 in
  • Spread 12 in
  • Aspect Sunny spot
  • Soil type Well drained soil
  • Packing weight 0.75 kg

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DELOSPERMA JEWEL OF DESERT GARNET

DELOSPERMA JEWEL OF DESERT GARNET

A little stunner, with the emphasis not just on the little, though this is indeed a low growing fleshy leaved plant that will carpet a dry spot and brighten it up all summer long with its vibrant garnet red flowers that shade inwards through pink to white with a yellow centre. And yes, it is hardy. Sunny spot. Well drained soil. 4 in. 1 litre pot.

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