Delosperma is a genus of around 170 species of succulent plants, formerly included in Mesembryanthemum in the family Aizoaceae. It was defined by English botanist N. E. Brown in 1925. The genus is common in southern and eastern Africa, with a few species in Madagascar, Reunion island, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
These ground cover succulents are a great addition to a hot and sunny garden. Flower colors are usually quite intense and with all the new cultivars on the market there is a color for every occasion. Flowers start early spring and will continue right into fall.