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Hoya Carnosa Variegata

posted on 07/19/12. 1 comment


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Hoya - Rubra <br/> <br/> Botanical Name: Hoya Carnosa Variegata <br/> Origins: Tropical Asia <br/> Light: High Light <br/> Watering: Every 8+ Days <br/> Growth Speed: Slow <br/> Grower: Novice <br/> Style: Table Top, Hanging <br/> Home Decor: Casual <br/> <br/>
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Hoya compacta "Krinkle Kurl"

posted on 07/19/12. 0 comments


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Very cool Hoya!
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Ever wonder what to do with all those rocks and shells collected from trips?

posted on 04/24/12. 1 comment


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..Ever wonder what to do with all those rocks and shells collected from trips? If you are like me then the answer is...yes. <br/>Its the connection to a happy memory or happy time or someone special. I have them in bags,boxes and drawers. They seem to end up
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Plants of Disneyland

posted on 04/22/12. 0 comments


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http://www.plantsofdisneyland.com/ <br/> <br/>If you happen to get a chance to go to Disneyland keep your gardening hat with you. They have over 2000 plants in the Disney resort parks. <br/>I enjoyed seeing plants I have never seen before and some that I have only seen grown as house plants growing outside and as big as a tree. <br/>The park is amazing all on its own but the added touch of green made it for me. I walked around trying to identify plants and wondered if they would grow in my climate zone. <br/>A lot of thought was put into the plants of Disneyland. <br/> <br/>
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Fun Planters

posted on 04/22/12. 3 comments


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Lilium lancifolium 'Tigerlily'

posted on 04/10/12. 1 comment


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Family: Liliaceae (lil-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Lilium (LIL-ee-um) (Info) <br/>Species: lancifolium (lan-sih-FOH-lee-um) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Lilium tigrinum <br/> <br/>Division: <br/>9 - Species <br/> <br/>Flower Habit: <br/>(c) Down-facing <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/>4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Orange <br/>Red-Orange <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Summer <br/> <br/>Flower Shape: <br/>Recurved <br/> <br/>Bloom Size: <br/>6&quot; to 12&quot; (151 mm to 300 mm) <br/> <br/>Color Pattern: <br/>Spotted <br/>Papillae <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Herbaceous <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) <br/>By dividing the bulb&#x27;s scales <br/>From seed; sow indoors before last frost <br/>From bulbils <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds <br/> <br/>
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Trifolium repens Atropurpureum (Bronze Dutch Clover)

posted on 04/10/12. 0 comments


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Looking for a lucky 4-leaf clover. Trifolium repens atropurpureum can give you a carpet of them. The dark reddish leaves are edged in green and accented with white clover flowers in the summer. It has a multitude of common names, Bronze Dutch Clover, White Dutch Clover, Black Shamrock... Proven Winners has a selection called &#x27;Dark Dancer&#x27;. Whatever the name, this is a particularly attractive plant for its foliage, which looks good along edges, between pavers and even in pots. It&#x27;s also good for erosion control. It can be evergreen in warmer climates. <br/> <br/> Height: 3 - 6&quot; <br/> Spread: 12 - 18&quot; <br/> USDA Zones: 4 - 8 <br/> Initial Spacing: 8&quot; <br/> Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade <br/> Flower Color: White <br/> Foot Traffic: Suitable for occasional daily foot traffic. <br/> Drought Tolerant: Yes <br/> Deer Resistant: No <br/> Scented: No
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oxalis depressa

posted on 04/10/12. 0 comments


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Family: Oxalidaceae <br/>Genus: Oxalis (oks-AL-iss) (Info) <br/>Species: depressa (de-PRESS-uh) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Oxalis inop <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Alpines and Rock Gardens <br/>Bulbs <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>3-6 in. (7-15 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Rose/Mauve <br/>Magenta (Pink-Purple) <br/>Bright Yellow <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/>Mid Summer <br/>Late Summer/Early Fall <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Deciduous <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>May be a noxious weed or invasive <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Suitable for growing in containers <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) <br/>From seed; direct sow after last frost
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Oxalis triangularis ssp. papilionacea 'Purple Shamrock'

posted on 04/10/12. 0 comments


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Common Name: Purple Shamrock, Lucky Shamrock <br/> <br/>Botanical Name: Oxalis triangularis ssp. papilionacea <br/> <br/>Family: Oxalidaceae <br/> <br/>Plant Type: Low growing clump-forming ground cover <br/> <br/>Origin: Mexico <br/> <br/>Zones: 8 - 11 <br/> <br/>Height: 6&quot; <br/> <br/>Rate of Growth: Medium <br/> <br/>Salt Tolerance: <br/> <br/>Soil Requirements: Fertile <br/> <br/>Water Requirements: Likes to be in moist, well drained soil <br/> <br/>Nutritional Requirements: Balanced liquid fertilizer monthly <br/> <br/>Light Requirements: Full sun to filtered shade <br/> <br/>Form: Clumping <br/> <br/>Leaves: 4 inversely triangular leaflets, 3&quot; long <br/> <br/>Flowers: Loose umbel-like cymes of 4-12 widely funnel shaped pink-tinged, white flowers <br/> <br/>Fruits: <br/> <br/>Pests: Spider mites, leaf miners, fungal leaf spot <br/> <br/>Uses: Low growing clump-forming ground cover -- mix Oxalis triangularis with other plants as it has dormant periods. <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation: Bulbs
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oxalis deppei tetraphylla 'Iron Cross'

posted on 04/10/12. 0 comments


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Plant 3-4&quot; apart and 1-2&quot; deep in full to part sun with moist, well-drained soil. They grow 10-12&quot; tall with a medium growth rate and bloom in June through September. Flowers are rosy, some call it pink and some red, and sometimes may have yellow centers. Flowering shamrock have green clover-like foliage with purple cross shaped markings. Can be used in beds, borders, rock gardens and containers. <br/> <br/>Called &quot;lucky clover&quot; or &quot;good luck plant&quot; because it looks like clover and always has 4 leaves. Fertilize when actively growing. Can be dug up in the winter in cold zones and stored in cool, frost-free place, then replanted in spring. Leaves contain oxalic acid which can be eaten in small quantities (lemony taste), but should not be eaten in large quantities as it hinders calcium absorption by the body. Can be cooked and eaten to reduce the oxalic acid. Zones 8-10 if left outdoors, 4-7 if lifted in the fall, can be grown indoors as a houseplant.
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anacampseros lubberii

posted on 04/10/12. 0 comments


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Is a native to South Africa, forms small rosettes with fleshy leaves that turn purple in bright light. Flowers are pink. <br/>Requires porous soil with good drainage. <br/>Protect from frost. Hardy to 36 degrees.
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kalanchoe orgyalis 'copper spoons'

posted on 04/06/12. 0 comments


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info) <br/>Species: orgyalis (or-gee-AY-liss) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Kalanchoe antanosiana <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Bright Yellow <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Summer <br/>Late Summer/Early Fall <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Silver/Gray <br/>Bronze-Green <br/>Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured <br/>Good Fall Color <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>This plant is suitable for growing indoors <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Provides winter interest <br/>Suitable for growing in containers <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From leaf cuttings <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings <br/>Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
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delosperma nubigenum

posted on 04/06/12. 0 comments


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Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Delosperma (del-oh-SPUR-muh) (Info) <br/>Species: nubigenum (noo-bee-GEE-num) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Mesembryanthemum nubigenum <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Alpines and Rock Gardens <br/>Groundcovers <br/>Perennials <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>12-15 in. (30-38 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Bright Yellow <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Shiny/Glossy-Textured <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing the rootball <br/>From woody stem cuttings <br/>Allow cut surface to callous over before planting <br/>From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse <br/>From seed; sow indoors before last frost <br/>From seed; direct sow after last frost <br/>From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds <br/>Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds <br/>Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
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Sempervivum tectorum 'Rubin'

posted on 04/06/12. 0 comments


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Family: CRASSULACEAE <br/>Genus: Sempervivum <br/>Cultivar: tectorum Rubin <br/> <br/>Category: <br/> <br/> <br/>CARPET BEDDING <br/> <br/>Description <br/>Deep burgundy-red rosettes. <br/> <br/>Height / Spread / Trail <br/>5 x 15cm <br/> <br/>Flowering Time <br/>June - August <br/> <br/>Possible Situation <br/>Excellent for border fringes, raised beds, rockeries, gravel gardens or in alpine tubs and bowls. Also excellent for use in detailed sections of carpet bedding displays, especially in dry bedding situations. <br/> <br/>Ideal Conditions <br/>Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining soil or compost. <br/> <br/>Temperature Tolerance <br/>A hardy plant which should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the hardest frosts.
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jovibarba sobolifera 'Hens & Chicks'

posted on 04/06/12. 0 comments


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Jovibarba sobolifera <br/> <br/>Rolling Hen-and-chicks <br/> USDA Zone: 2-9 <br/>Plant number: 1.298.280 <br/> <br/>Jovibarba are close kin to the familiar Sempervivum, but with round ball-shaped chicks that roll off from the mother plant to find a new home. This species produces small, bright green rosettes, with chicks like tiny little red balls sitting on top. Short spikes of pale yellow flowers appear in summer. Terrific in a rock garden, rock wall or alpine trough. Short enough to use between flagstones in a walkway or patio. Very adaptable, growing nearly anywhere but in deep shade. <br/>Further details for <br/>Jovibarba sobolifera <br/> <br/>Optimal Growing <br/>Conditions Appearance and <br/>Characteristics <br/>Sun Exposure <br/> Full Sun or <br/> Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Soil Type <br/> Normal or <br/> Sandy or <br/> Clay <br/> <br/>Soil pH <br/> Neutral or <br/> Alkaline or <br/> Acid <br/> <br/>Soil Moisture <br/> Average or <br/> Dry <br/> <br/>Care Level <br/> Easy Flower Colour <br/> Creamy Yellow <br/> <br/>Blooming Time <br/> Early Summer <br/> Mid Summer <br/> Late Summer <br/> <br/>Foliage Color <br/> Deep Green <br/> <br/>Plant Uses &amp; Characteristics <br/> Accent: Good Texture/Form <br/> Alpine &amp; Rock <br/> Containers <br/> Deer Resistant <br/> Drought Tolerant <br/> Edging <br/> Evergreen <br/> Ground Cover <br/> <br/>Flower Head Size <br/> Small <br/> <br/>Height <br/> 5-15 cm <br/> 2-6 inches <br/> <br/>Spread <br/> 15-30 cm <br/> 6-12 inches <br/> <br/>Foot Traffic <br/> Light <br/> <br/>Growth Rate <br/> Medium
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Lotus berthelotii 'Amazon Sunset' Parrot's Beak

posted on 04/06/12. 0 comments


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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Lotus (LO-tus) (Info) <br/>Species: maculatus (mak-yuh-LAH-tus) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Amazon Sunset <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Groundcovers <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Coral/Apricot <br/>Orange <br/>Red-Orange <br/>Gold (Yellow-Orange) <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Blue-Green <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>May be a noxious weed or invasive <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/>Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From leaf cuttings <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings
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agave parryi ssp. truncata

posted on 04/06/12. 0 comments


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Family: Agavaceae (ah-gav-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Agave (a-GAH-vee) (Info) <br/>Species: parryi var. truncata <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Bright Yellow <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Silver/Gray <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>This plant is monocarpic <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) <br/>Allow cut surface to callous over before planting <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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calandrinia spectabilis

posted on 04/06/12. 0 comments


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Family: Portulacaceae <br/>Genus: Calandrinia (ka-lan-DREEN-ee-uh) (Info) <br/>Species: spectabilis (speck-TAB-ih-liss) <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Groundcovers <br/>Perennials <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>Not Applicable <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Magenta (Pink-Purple) <br/>Fuchsia (Red-Purple) <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Blooms all year <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Evergreen <br/>Smooth-Textured <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From leaf cuttings <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings <br/>Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
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aloe variegata 'partridge breast'

posted on 04/06/12. 0 comments


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Family: Aloaceae <br/>Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info) <br/>Species: variegata (var-ee-GAY-tuh) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Aloe ausana <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Perennials <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>3-6 in. (7-15 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Red-Orange <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Winter/Early Spring <br/>Mid Spring <br/>Late Fall/Early Winter <br/>Mid Winter <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Mottled <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/>This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds <br/>Suitable for growing in containers <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed <br/>Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds <br/>Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds <br/>Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
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Senecio crassissimus 'Lavender Steps'

posted on 04/05/12. 0 comments


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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Senecio (sen-NEESH-shee-oh) (Info) <br/>Species: crassissimus <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/> <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/>Light Shade <br/> <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Bright Yellow <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Summer <br/>Late Summer/Early Fall <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Silver/Gray <br/>Blue-Green <br/>Smooth-Textured <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/>Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings <br/> <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From leaf cuttings <br/>By simple layering <br/>By air layering <br/>By tip layering
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Euphorbia martinii 'Tiny Tim' Cushion Spurge

posted on 04/05/12. 1 comment


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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info) <br/>Species: x martini <br/>Cultivar: Tiny Tim <br/>Additional cultivar information: (PP16930; aka Waleutiny) <br/>Hybridized by Crowther <br/> <br/>Synonym:Euphorbia martinii <br/>Synonym:Euphorbia amygdaloides x characias <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Perennials <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested <br/>Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Chartreuse (Yellow-Green) <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/>Mid Summer <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Evergreen <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Patented
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Juncus effusus 'spiralis' Corkscrew Rush

posted on 04/05/12. 0 comments


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Family: Juncaceae <br/>Genus: Juncus (JUN-kus) (Info) <br/>Species: effusus (eff-YOO-sus) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Spiralis <br/> <br/>Synonym:Juncus filiformis <br/>Synonym:Juncus filiformus <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo <br/>Ponds and Aquatics <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Inconspicuous/none <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Herbaceous <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>May be a noxious weed or invasive <br/>Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings <br/>Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing the rootball
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Kalanchoe beharensis 'Fang'

posted on 04/03/12. 1 comment


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Category: Succulent <br/>Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops) <br/>Origin: Garden Origin <br/>Evergreen: Yes <br/>Red/Purple Foliage: Yes <br/>Flower Color: Pale Yellow <br/>Bloomtime: Summer <br/>Parentage: (K. beharensis x K. tomentosa) <br/>Height: 2-3 feet <br/>Width: 1-2 feet <br/>Exposure: Sun or Shade <br/>Drought Tolerant: Yes <br/>Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs <br/>Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F <br/>Kalanchoe &#x27;Fang&#x27; (Stalactite Plant) - This upright slow growing succulent to 2 to 3 feet tall that has 3 to 4 inch long velvety leaves that are unlobed but have dentations along the entire margin. The leaves are a golden brown color when grown in the sun or a silvery gray in the shade and have dark brown spots along the leaf margin and hooked tubercles across the upper half of the backsides of the leaves. These fang-like tubercles, which give the cultivar its name are most noticeable up the upwardly inclined new leaves. Occasionally will flower and while the pale yellow flower with red striations are interesting, it is the foliage that makes this plant attractive. Grow in sun or bright shade in a well drained soil or pot. Hardy to around 25°F. We first saw this plant in the late 1980&#x27;s at Abbey Gardens in Carpinteria and it is listed in their 1990 catalog - Stephen Jankalski in his article on Kalanchoe beharensis hybrids (Yahoo Crassulaceae Group) also notes that Altman Plants listed it in their 1987 catalog. It is quite similar to an older Hummel hybrid called &#x27;Rose Leaf&#x27; that was the result of crossing Kalanchoe beharensis with K. tomentosa. The difference Is that rose leaf lacked the tubercles on the back of the leaf that gives this cultivar its name. Presumably this plant is of similar heritage or is a sport of &#x27;Rose Leaf&#x27;. This description is based on our research of Kalanchoe &#x27;Fang&#x27; and our observations of it growing in the nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We would appreciate getting feedback from anyone who has any additional information about this plant, even if they disagree with what we have written.
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Sedum hybrid Donkey tail 'burrito'

posted on 04/02/12. 0 comments


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info) <br/>Species: burrito (bur-REE-toh) (Info) <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/>Light Shade <br/>Partial to Full Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pink <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/>Mid Summer <br/>Late Summer/Early Fall <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Blue-Green <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscape <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From leaf cuttings <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings
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lapidaria margaretae

posted on 04/02/12. 1 comment


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Latin name: Lapidaria margaretae <br/>Plant group: <br/>Living stones - Lithops <br/>Plant family: <br/>Aizoaceae <br/>Climate: <br/>Subtropical partial desert and desert climate <br/>Minimal temperature: 8-10°C (46-50°F) <br/>Optimal temperature: 28-32°C (82-89°F) <br/>Recommended place: <br/>bright, shaded <br/>bright, am or pm sunlight <br/>Soil: <br/>lithops soil <br/>Plant form: <br/>roundish <br/>columnar-grouping <br/>Height: 10 cm (3.9 in.) <br/>Flower color: <br/>yellow <br/>Repotting: every 36 months (3 years) <br/>Rarity: yes <br/>Pests: <br/>Falcifer ground mealybag (Rhizzoecus falcifera) <br/>Diseases: <br/>Pytium blight (Helminthosporium, Pythium, Fusarium) <br/>Origin country: <br/>South Africa <br/>Namibia <br/>Origin zone: <br/>Western Cape (South Africa)
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Graptosrdum 'Alpenglow / vera higgins

posted on 04/02/12. 1 comment


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Category: Succulent <br/>Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops) <br/>Origin: Mexico (North America) <br/>Evergreen: Yes <br/>Flower Color: Yellow <br/>Bloomtime: Spring/Summer <br/>Synonyms: [Graptosedum &#x27;Bronze&#x27;, Sedum &#x27;Coffee&#x27;, Hort.] <br/>Height: &lt;1 foot <br/>Width: 1-2 feet <br/>Exposure: Sun or Shade <br/>Seaside: Yes <br/>Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs <br/>Winter Hardiness: 25-30° FGraptosedum &#x27;Vera Higgins&#x27; - A small succulent with reddish bronze colored foliage. The 1 inch long leaves, flat on the upper surface and keeled below, whorl around the stem with leaves at the tip arranged in a rosette. The leaves remain somewhat persistent on the stem so that the rosette is usually subtended by several inches of older leaves. In spring appear the terminal clusters of pinkish flower buds that open to reveal the 4 petaled yellow flowers. Growing to about 6 inches tall, it can spread or drape over a pot. Plant in sun (coastal) to light shade with good drainage in near frost free areas (has tolerated 27° F). We received this plant unnamed and for several years sold it as Sedum &#x27;Coffee&#x27;. It is actually an intergeneric hybrid between Graptopetalum paraguayensis and Sedum stahlii and the correct name should be X Graptosedum &#x27;Vera Higgins&#x27; (or perhaps &#x27;Bronze&#x27; - these two names seem interchangeable and there has been some debate on which is correct). Our thanks to John Trager of the Huntington Gardens for clearing up our confusion on the name of this little beauty. This description is based on our research of Graptosedum &#x27;Vera Higgins&#x27; and our observations of it growing in the nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We would appreciate getting feedback from anyone who has any additional information about this plant, even if they disagree with what we have written.
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kalanchoe uniflora

posted on 04/02/12. 0 comments


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amily: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info) <br/>Species: uniflora (yoo-nee-FLOR-uh) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Bryophyllum uniflorum <br/>Synonym:Bryophyllum ambrense <br/>Synonym:Kitchingia uniflora <br/>Synonym:Kalanchoe ambrensis <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Tropicals and Tender Perennials <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>12-15 in. (30-38 cm) <br/>15-18 in. (38-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pink <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Winter/Early Spring <br/>Mid Winter <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Evergreen <br/>Burgundy <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>This plant is suitable for growing indoors <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/>Suitable for growing in containers <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings
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opuntia vestita

posted on 04/02/12. 0 comments


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amily: Cactaceae <br/> <br/> Water: Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch <br/> <br/> Flower: Red <br/> <br/> Reproduction: Seeds <br/> Description: Opuntia Vestita has cylindrical stems covered densely with long white hairs, with 2-3 cm large stalks, 1.2-1.5 cm leaves which last for months, rare and slim thorns about 1cm long and white, long, fine and rubbery hairs which completely cover the branch. The flowers are red. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. <br/> Distribution: Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina
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opuntia microdasys bunny ears

posted on 04/02/12. 0 comments


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Bunny Ears Cactus <br/>Opuntia microdasys, Cactus Family ( Cactaceae ), Bunny Ears Cactus. Also Called: Polka Dot Cactus, Angel&#x27;s Wings, Cegador, Opuntia microdasys var. microdasys, Cactus microdasys, Opuntia macrocalyx. <br/> <br/>A very attractive Opuntia with tiny, silver - whitish colored, soft, fuzzy looking glochids. It has no spines. But, the attractive glochids are deceptively nasty. They stick to your skin with the slightest touch or movement of air and then they are very difficult to remove. If moving the plants, wet them down before working near them. That way you reduce the blowing away of the glochids. <br/> <br/>The best method we have found to remove the spines is to coat the area affected with Elmer&#x27;s Glue and let it dry. Then you can peel the glue off. Almost all the spines will pull out with the glue. Sometime we chew gum when working with this cactus. Then you can roll the gum over the affected area and remove many of the spines. <br/> <br/>These plants are great for Xeriscape Gardens, especially in an area that you want to protect from trespassing. <br/> <br/>This species is also very prone to rot if watered to much via sprinklers. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires dry soil and can tolerate drought. <br/> <br/>The closely related Opuntia rufida differs by having reddish-brown glochids; it is found native further north than Opuntia microdasys, in northern Mexico, and also into western Texas. Some botanists treat the two as a single species. <br/> <br/>Height: Height from 1 1/2 foot to about 2 feet. Spreading to about 6 feet. <br/>Flowers: The lemon yellow flowers are 1 - 2 inches in diameter. <br/>Blooming Time: July to August. <br/>Segments: Green cactus pads 2-1/2 to 5-1/2 inches and 2-1/2 to 5-1/2 inches, about 1/2 inches thick. They are glabrous or slightly pubescent and have glochids (little barbed bristles organized in clusters) that are soft looking and silver - white. <br/>Fruit: Green spineless edible fruit, 1-1/4 inches in diameter dry when ripe. <br/>Elevation: 0 - 6500 feet. <br/>Habitat: Gravel or sandy flats, mesas, hillsides. A landscape plant in some places. Native to central and northern (Hidalgo), Mexico. <br/>
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Moneywort aka Creeping Jenny

posted on 04/02/12. 1 comment


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Family: Primulaceae <br/>Genus: Lysimachia (ly-si-MAK-ee-uh) (Info) <br/>Species: nummularia (num-ew-LAH-ree-uh) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Aurea <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Groundcovers <br/>Perennials <br/>Ponds and Aquatics <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Bright Yellow <br/>Inconspicuous/none <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Blooms repeatedly <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Chartreuse/Yellow <br/>Veined <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>May be a noxious weed or invasive <br/>Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing the rootball
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Sedum hispanicum v. purpureum "SPANISH STONECROP"

posted on 03/23/12. 1 comment


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info) <br/>Species: hispanicum (his-PAN-ih-kuh) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Purpureum <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Alpines and Rock Gardens <br/>Groundcovers <br/>Perennials <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>White/Near White
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Turn a old junky fountain or bird bath into a beautiful planter

posted on 03/23/12. 4 comments


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How to up-cycle!
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Fun ways to display our plants: Day of the Dead Pots

posted on 03/19/12. 0 comments


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I can not take credit for the idea. However did my own version of the style. <br/>
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cotyledon ladismithensis bear's paws

posted on 03/14/12. 0 comments


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Cotyledon (kot-EE-lee-don) (Info) <br/>Species: tomentosa subsp. ladismithensis <br/> <br/>Synonym:Cotyledon ladismithensis <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Alpines and Rock Gardens <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/> <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Brown/Bronze <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Fall <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Blue-Green <br/>Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Suitable for growing in containers <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings
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portulacaria afra variegata

posted on 03/14/12. 0 comments


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ategory: Succulent <br/>Family: Portulacaceae (Purslanes) <br/>Origin: South Africa (Africa) <br/>Evergreen: Yes <br/>Variegated Foliage: Yes <br/>Flower Color: Lavender <br/>Bloomtime: Summer <br/>Height: 8-12 feet <br/>Width: 4-6 feet <br/>Exposure: Sun or Shade <br/>Drought Tolerant: Yes <br/>Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs <br/>Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F <br/>Portulacaria afra &#x27;Variegata&#x27; (Rainbow Bush) - A native of South Africa. Sprawling, slow growing succulent with attractive reddish-brown stems and a variegated cream and green ¾ inch leaves. A very easy to grow succulent that works as a great bonsai plant, hanging basket or even a hedge in frost free climates. In nature they will reach 12 feet in height with an equal spread. In containers, they will stay much smaller and their size is easily controlled with selective pruning and pot size. The stems of this scandent shrub will thicken very fast giving the plant an old appearance at a young age. The pink flowers are seldom seen outside the wild. The knobbed tan-reddish stems makes a nice foil in the landscape. Well suited for a xeriscape garden where it is drought tolerant once established. Cold hardy in USDA zones 10-11 or Sunset 8,9, 12-27. This description is based on our research of Portulacaria afra &#x27;Variegata&#x27; and our observations of it growing in the nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We would appreciate getting feedback from anyone who has any additional information about this plant, even if they disagree with what we have written.
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Camellia japonica

posted on 03/14/12. 1 comment


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When the rose is dormant there always is the Camellia. <br/>I only have two growing in my yard but it is always nice to see the early splash of color in winter.
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aloinopsis rubrolineata

posted on 03/14/12. 0 comments


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Plant Type: Succulent <br/>Description: Tufted plants with fleshy leaves with a broad rounded tip. Flowers yellow with red lines. <br/>Origin: South Africa <br/>Environment: Suitable for the home or a greenhouse <br/>Foliage: No <br/>Flowering: Yes <br/>Season: IK <br/>Fragrant: No <br/>Growing Ease: Requires a little extra care <br/>Temperature: 50-75°F, 10-24°C <br/>Humidity: Medium humidity <br/>Lighting Needs: Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/East/West <br/>Soil Type: A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole. <br/>Watering: Keep the soil barely moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water. <br/>Fertilizer: Feed only twice a year, once in April and once in July with a water soluble fertilizer. <br/>Plant Pests: Prone to mealy bugs and rarely scale. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse. <br/>Propagation: Division and seeds in the spring. After dividing plant re-plant in the plant&#x27;s regular potting mix. It is best to propagate seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while. <br/>Gardening Tips &amp; Care: Requires good ventilation and to be kept cool and drier than normal during the winter. Be careful not to over-water. Put a layer of small gravel at the bottom of the pot and also one inch on the top of the soil to prevent stem rot. If possible put outside for the summer in full sun.
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echeveria elegans mexican snowball

posted on 03/14/12. 0 comments


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Category: Succulent <br/>Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops) <br/>Origin: Mexico (North America) <br/>Evergreen: Yes <br/>Flower Color: Pink <br/>Bloomtime: Spring/Summer <br/>Height: &lt;1 foot <br/>Width: &lt;1 foot <br/>Exposure: Sun or Shade <br/>Drought Tolerant: Yes <br/>Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs <br/>Winter Hardiness: 20-25° F <br/>Echeveria elegans (Mexican Snowball) - This is a tight rosette-forming gray-leafed succulent which freely offsets to form a dense small mound or groundcover about 8 inches tall and spreading to about 12 inches . Pink flowers have a yellow tinge. This succulent is drought tolerant, but does best with an occasional watering in a well drained soil. Plant in full sun (coastal) to light shade and hardy to 20-25 degrees F. Known as Hens-and Chicks, Mexican Ghost Plant or Mexican Snowball. The genus Echeveria was named to honor Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy in 1828 by the French botanist Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (DeCandolle) who was very impressed with Echeverría&#x27;s drawings. Echeverría had accompanied the Sessé and Mociño expedition (led by Martin de Sessé y Lacasta and Mariano Mociño Suárez de Figueroa) while exploring Mexico and northern Central America and had produced thousands of botanical illustrations. The genus Echeveria is a member of the large Crassula family (Crassulaceae), which has about 1,400 species in 33 genera with worldwide distribution. Echeveria, with approximately 180 species, are native to mid to higher elevations in the Americas with the main distribution in Mexico and central America but with one species found from as far north as southern Texas and several species occurring as far south as Bolivia, Peru and possibly Argentina. The book &quot;The genus Echeveria&quot; by John Pilbeam (published by the British Cactus and Succulent Society, 2008) is an excellent source of information on the species and &quot;Echeveria Cultivars&quot; by Lorraine Schulz and Attila Kapitany (Schulz Publishing, 2005) has beautiful photos and great information on the cultivars and hybrids. It has been argued by some that the correct pronunciation for the genus is ek-e-ve&#x27;-ri-a, though ech-e-ver&#x27;-i-a seems in more prevalent use in the US. This description is based on our research of Echeveria elegans and our observations of it growing in the nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We would appreciate getting feedback from anyone who has any additional information about this plant, even if they disagree with what we have written.
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crassula perforata

posted on 03/14/12. 0 comments


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info) <br/>Species: perforata (per-for-AY-tuh) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Crassula anthurus <br/>Synonym:Crassula conjuncta <br/>Synonym:Crassula nealeana <br/>Synonym:Crassula perfilata <br/>Synonym:Crassula petersoniae <br/> <br/>2 vendors have this plant for sale. <br/> <br/>31 members have or want this plant for trade. <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Groundcovers <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pale Pink <br/>White/Near White <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Spring <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>This plant is suitable for growing indoors <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented
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Pachyveria 'blue haze'

posted on 03/13/12. 0 comments


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: X Pachyveria (pak-ee-VER-ee-uh) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Blue Haze <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Blue-Green <br/>Smooth-Textured <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Provides winter interest <br/>Suitable for growing in containers
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Pachyphytum bracteosum

posted on 03/13/12. 0 comments


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Family Crassulaceae <br/>Genus Pachyphytum <br/>Species bracteosum <br/>Common Name Pachyphytum <br/>Package Size 2.5&quot; <br/>Min. Temp To 32°F <br/>Bloom Winter/Spring <br/>USDA Zone Zone 10 <br/>Exposure Bright Light <br/> <br/> <br/>Pachyphytum bracteosum, native to Mexico, forms stems with very succulent, pruinose bluish-gray leaves shaped somewhat like faceted &quot;jellybeans&quot;. Branching plant to 7&quot; in height that clusters to forms broad mounds. Faceted leaves appear to have a tricornered &quot;highlight&quot; at the tip of each leaf because the tips have lighter striations. Reddish flowers on arching racemes during spring months. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.
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graptoveria amethorum

posted on 03/13/12. 0 comments


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perennial, cactus / succulent <br/>None <br/>10a-11 <br/>Find Your Zone <br/>Growing Conditions <br/>Soil Needs: <br/> <br/>well-drained, sandy/gritty <br/>Water Needs: <br/> <br/>low <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/> <br/>sun, light/bright shade <br/>Features <br/>Foliage: <br/> <br/>evergreen, silver / gray / blue <br/>Descriptions of x Graptoveria &#x27;Amethorum&#x27; <br/> <br/>An intergeneric hybrid by Myron Kimnach, this is a choice plant which colors up nicely during its growing period. <br/>
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What is the True "Shamrock"?

posted on 03/13/12. 0 comments


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St. Patrick&#x27;s Day is coming up and I thought it might be interesting to find out a little bit about that plant behind the holiday. <br/>Oxalis is often sold under the heading of &quot;Shamrock&quot; but this is not the &quot;Shamrock&quot; <br/>I found an article about the real plant and its not in the Oxalis family at all but Trifolium repens &#x27;Dutch Clover or White Clover. <br/>Growing up in a Scot-Irish household I was intrigued with the clover and now as an adult I plant it in my lawn for the leaves and the flowers. <br/>I found an interesting article on line and I am sharing the link to the site. <br/>Happy Gardening &amp; Happy St.Patrick&#x27;s Day! Cheers!
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Crassula portulacea minima "Mini Jade"

posted on 03/13/12. 3 comments


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amily: Crassulaceae <br/>Size: Height: 0 ft. to 6 ft. <br/>Width: 0 ft. to 3 ft. <br/>Plant Category: cacti and other succulents, landscape, shrubs, <br/>Plant Characteristics: dwarf, low maintenance, <br/>Foliage Characteristics: evergreen, <br/>Foliage Color: dark green, green, <br/>Flower Characteristics: unusual, <br/>Flower Color: pinks, <br/>Tolerances: drought, <br/>Requirements <br/>Bloomtime Range: not applicable <br/>USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 to 11 <br/>AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant <br/>Light Range: Sun to Full Sun <br/>pH Range: 5.5 to 6.5 <br/>Soil Range: Sandy Loam to Clay Loam <br/>Water Range: Dry to Moist <br/>
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Cereus forbesii monstrose 'Ming Thing'

posted on 03/13/12. 3 comments


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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Cereus (KER-ee-us) (Info) <br/>Species: validus f. monstrose <br/>Cultivar: Ming Thing <br/> <br/>Synonym:Cereus forbesii f. monstrose cristate <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/>Light Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Inconspicuous/none <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Summer <br/> <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/>Suitable for growing in containers <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From woody stem cuttings <br/>Allow cut surface to callous over before planting <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed
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Crassula argentea 'Variegata' Variegated Jade

posted on 03/13/12. 1 comment


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ight: Full sun. <br/>Water: Water during the summer and spring, making sure drainage is immaculate. Reduce water in the winter to monthly. <br/>Temperature: Prefers average summer temps (65ºF - 70ºF). In winter, cool to 50ºF. <br/>Soil: A well-drained succulent mix, with an ideal pH around 6.0 (slightly acidic). <br/>Fertilizer: Many people underfeed their succulents during the growing season. Feed with a controlled-release fertilizer in the beginning of the season or weekly with a weak liquid solution. Use a balanced 20-20-20 fertilizer at 1/4 strength on mature plants, and a fertilizer with less nitrogen on young plants. <br/>Propagation: <br/>Jade plant is known for its ease of propagation. Plants can be easily propagated from a single leaf: sprout leaves by placing them into a succulent or cacti mix, then covering the dish until they sprout. <br/>Repotting: <br/>Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot. <br/>Varieties: <br/>Several species of Crassula are identified as jade plants in the nursery trade. The standard jade plant is a C. ovata, which also goes by the names C. argentea and C. portulaca. Variegated varieties have been introduced, such as C. ovata ‘Tricolor’. Variegated jade plants need full sun to develop their full coloration. Other varieties that are sometimes sold as jade plants include C. arborescens. <br/>Grower&#x27;s Tips: <br/> <br/>Jade plants are easy to grow, but they are susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet. Never let your jade plant sit in water. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. Given proper conditions, the Crassula will flower with white flowers in the late winter, making an attractive and mildly fragrant display.
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Aeonium nobile

posted on 03/11/12. 2 comments


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Aeonium (ee-OH-nee-um) (Info) <br/>Species: nobile (no-BIL-ee) (Info) <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Red <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Winter/Early Spring <br/>Mid Spring <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Suitable for growing in containers <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel <br/>From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed <br/>Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
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Allium tuberosum "Garlic Chive"

posted on 03/11/12. 2 comments


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Family: Alliaceae <br/>Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info) <br/>Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info) <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Herbs <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>3-6 in. (7-15 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>White/Near White <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Summer <br/>Late Summer/Early Fall <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Aromatic <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/>Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>4.5 or below (very acidic) <br/>4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic) <br/>5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic) <br/>5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing the rootball <br/>From seed; sow indoors before last frost <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
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Allium tuberosum "Garlic Chive"

posted on 03/11/12. 1 comment


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Family: Alliaceae <br/>Genus: Allium (AL-ee-um) (Info) <br/>Species: tuberosum (too-ber-OH-sum) (Info) <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Herbs <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>3-6 in. (7-15 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>White/Near White <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Summer <br/>Late Summer/Early Fall <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Aromatic <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater <br/>Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>4.5 or below (very acidic) <br/>4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic) <br/>5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic) <br/>5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>By dividing the rootball <br/>From seed; sow indoors before last frost <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
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Crassula arborescens (Silver Dollar Jade)

posted on 03/10/12. 2 comments


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info) <br/>Species: arborescens (ar-bo-RES-senz) (Info) <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Perennials <br/>Shrubs <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>White/Near White <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Silver/Gray <br/>Smooth-Textured <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From leaf cuttings <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings <br/>From seed; direct sow after last frost
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Oxalis Regnelli (Lucky Shamrock)

posted on 03/06/12. 1 comment


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This South African native is sometimes sold during March as the popular Shamrock Plant associated with St. Patrick&#x27;s Day. But don&#x27;t stop there; continue to enjoy regnelli&#x27;s gaiety through the year. Tuck regnelli on the side of a deck, in pots along a porch edge or indoors on a sunny windowsill. Place it where you can admire the attractive pinwheel leaves to enjoy its full offering. This accommodating plant is an amazing bargain - fill five 8&quot; pots for less than $10 and watch them bloom for months. <br/> <br/>Common Name: Lucky Shamrock Plant <br/>Botanical Name: Oxalis Regnelli <br/>Exposure: Full sun to light shade <br/>Hardiness: Zones 6-10, anywhere indoors <br/>Height: 6&quot;-8&quot; <br/>Color: White with green eye <br/>Bloom Season: Flowers in just 4-5 weeks from planting <br/>Bulb/Plant Size: 3/4&quot; and up bulbs <br/>Number: 25 robust bulbs <br/>
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Cinco de Mayo Rose

posted on 03/02/12. 2 comments


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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Cinco de Mayo <br/>Additional cultivar information: (PPAF; aka Wekcobeju, Celebration Time) <br/>Hybridized by T. Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2 <br/> <br/> <br/>Class: <br/>Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda &amp; Grandiflora) <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Russet (r) <br/> <br/>Bloom Shape: <br/>Double <br/> <br/>Flower Fragrance: <br/>No fragrance <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Spring <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/>Mid Summer <br/>Late Summer/Early Fall <br/>Mid Fall <br/>Blooms repeatedly <br/> <br/>Habit: <br/>Bush <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Patented <br/> <br/>Other Details: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Pruning Instructions: <br/>Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From softwood cuttings <br/>From semi-hardwood cuttings <br/>From hardwood cuttings <br/>By grafting <br/>By budding
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Scentimetal

posted on 03/02/12. 0 comments


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• Scentimental Sunflor ® <br/>• WEKplapep <br/> <br/> <br/>Red blend Floribunda. <br/>Registration name: WEKplapep <br/>Exhibition name: Scentimental ™ <br/>Bred by Tom Carruth (United States, 1997). <br/>Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. as &#x27;Scentimental&#x27;. <br/>Floribunda. <br/>Red blend, stripes. Flowers striped burgandy and white, or cream, or red, opening quickly. Mild to strong, damask, rose, spice, opinions vary fragrance. 25 to 36 petals. Average diameter 4.75&quot;. Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed buds. <br/>Medium, compact, rounded. Large, semi-glossy, medium green, wavy or ruffled foliage. <br/>Height of 35&quot; to 47&quot; (90 to 120 cm). Width of 31&quot; to 43&quot; (80 to 110 cm). <br/>USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden. Produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot . Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you&#x27;ll probably find you&#x27;ll have to prune a little more than that. <br/>Australia - Application No: 1998/078 on 1998 VIEW PBR PATENT <br/> <br/>European Union - Patent No: 4348 on 19 Apr 1999 <br/>Application No: 19980843 on 18 Jun 1998 <br/> <br/>United States - Patent No: PP 10,126 on 25 Nov 1997 VIEW USPTO PATENT <br/>Application No: 673065 on 1 Jul 1996 <br/>Inventor: Thomas F. Carruth. (Altadena, CA). Assignee: Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. (Upland, CA). A bushy upright seedling, cultivated for outdoor garden decoration. Parentage: &#x27;Playboy&#x27; x JACraw. Among the features which distinguish this variety are its unusual striped petal coloration whose patterns are different on the upper and under petal surfaces and its strong spice and rose fragrance. Flowers are borne in clusters of from three to five or more per stem. <br/>Playboy × Peppermint Twist <br/>The first striped rose to win an All-American Rose Award. <br/>Treloar Roses says the overall appearance is of a striped rose, some blooms appearing burgundy-red swirled creamy white, while others are creamy white splashed with burgundy-red... <br/>
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Mary Rose

posted on 03/02/12. 0 comments


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Mary Rose ® (Ausmary) <br/>David Austin Recommended Variety <br/>Category English Roses <br/> (English Rose Collection) <br/>Bred By David Austin <br/>Color Rose Pink <br/>Flower Type Double/Full Bloom <br/>Size Medium Shrub <br/>Hardiness Very hardy <br/>Fragrance Old Rose, honey and almonds <br/>Medium <br/>Repeating Good <br/>Special Characteristics Starts flowering very early <br/> <br/>One of the most widely grown English Roses and it is not difficult to see why. It forms a good bushy shrub, that is particularly winter-hardy and blooms with unusual regularity throughout the summer. <br/> <br/>The flowers are of attractive, loose-petalled formation and of strong rose pink coloring. A first class garden shrub that mixes well with other plants. <br/> <br/>The delicious fragrance is of Old Rose character, with a hint of honey and almond blossom. <br/> <br/>It was named after Henry VIII’s flagship when it was recovered from the Solent after more than four hundred years. <br/> <br/>4 ft. x 4 ft. <br/>
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euphorbia resinifera

posted on 03/01/12. 0 comments


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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info) <br/>Species: resinifera (res-in-EE-fer-uh) <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested <br/>Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Bright Yellow <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Herbaceous <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>May be a noxious weed or invasive <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings <br/>From seed; sow indoors before last frost <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting:
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sedum praealtum cristata

posted on 03/01/12. 0 comments


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info) <br/>Species: dendroideum subsp. praealtum f. cristata <br/> <br/>Synonym:Sedum praealtum <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Bright Yellow <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Winter <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Succulent <br/>Rubbery-Textured <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>This plant is suitable for growing indoors <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Provides winter interest <br/>Suitable for growing in containers
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Euphorbia Polygona Snowflake

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Euphorbia Polygona Snowflake <br/> <br/>Euphorbia polygona is native to South Africa, It forms a ribbed chunky columnar plant of pale, almost white, grey-green. It has spiny protuberances (&quot;peduncles&quot;, otherwise known as persistent flower stalks). The cultivar &#x27;Snowflake&#x27; is a chalky white and has fewer spiny protuberances. Many new hybrids have been created using &#x27;Snowflake&#x27; as it tends to pass on excellent genetics for attractive plants. All Euphorbias contain a white sap that can be irritating to eyes and mucous membranes. If contact is made with this white sap, take care to not touch face or eyes before washing hands with soap and water. Responds well to warmth, with its active growth period in the late spring and summer months. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Requires bright light for best appearance, and should be given a winter resting period at which time less water should be given. Protect from frost. <br/>Recommended Temperature zone USAD: 9b - 11 <br/>Frost Tolerance: 0.c for short times <br/>Minimum Avg. Temperature: 7.c <br/>Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun <br/>Origin: South Africa (Noorsveld area) <br/>Height: 18”
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Euphorbia Polygona Snowflake

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Euphorbia Polygona Snowflake <br/> <br/>Euphorbia polygona is native to South Africa, It forms a ribbed chunky columnar plant of pale, almost white, grey-green. It has spiny protuberances (&quot;peduncles&quot;, otherwise known as persistent flower stalks). The cultivar &#x27;Snowflake&#x27; is a chalky white and has fewer spiny protuberances. Many new hybrids have been created using &#x27;Snowflake&#x27; as it tends to pass on excellent genetics for attractive plants. All Euphorbias contain a white sap that can be irritating to eyes and mucous membranes. If contact is made with this white sap, take care to not touch face or eyes before washing hands with soap and water. Responds well to warmth, with its active growth period in the late spring and summer months. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Requires bright light for best appearance, and should be given a winter resting period at which time less water should be given. Protect from frost.
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Euphorbia ammak cristata

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info) <br/>Species: ammak (AM-mak) (Info) <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m) <br/>20-30 ft. (6-9 m) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) <br/>8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) <br/>10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pale Yellow <br/>Chartreuse (Yellow-Green) <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Blooms all year <br/>Blooms repeatedly <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Herbaceous <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings
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Euphorbia ammak cristata

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info) <br/>Species: ammak (AM-mak) (Info) <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m) <br/>20-30 ft. (6-9 m) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) <br/>8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) <br/>10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pale Yellow <br/>Chartreuse (Yellow-Green) <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Blooms all year <br/>Blooms repeatedly <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Herbaceous <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings
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Echecveria assd. echeveria spp.

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Drought tolerant when established. Needs well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent possible scarring. Looks best with regular watering in hotter months.
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Echecveria assd. echeveria spp.

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Drought tolerant when established. Needs well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent possible scarring. Looks best with regular watering in hotter months.
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Opuntia 'Gumbi'

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Drought tolerant when established. Needs well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent possible scarring. Looks best with regular watering in hotter months.
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senecio scaposus Silver Coral

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Senecio (sen-NEESH-shee-oh) (Info) <br/>Species: scaposus (ska-POH-sus) (Info <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pale Yellow <br/>White/Near White <br/>Silver/Gray <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Silver/Gray <br/>Succulent <br/>Rubbery-Textured <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From woody stem cuttings
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Echeveria chroma

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Echeveria chroma <br/>Hybrid created in California. Drought tolerant when established. Needs well draining soil. Water thoroughly when dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent scarring. Looks best with regular watering during the winter months. New echeveria with great potential due to it&#x27;s exciting color and form. <br/> <br/>Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Chroma <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/>Not Applicable
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Echeveria chroma

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Echeveria chroma <br/>Hybrid created in California. Drought tolerant when established. Needs well draining soil. Water thoroughly when dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent scarring. Looks best with regular watering during the winter months. New echeveria with great potential due to it&#x27;s exciting color and form. <br/> <br/>Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Chroma <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/>Not Applicable
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Aloe ssp.

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Scientific Name: Aloe vera/barbadensis <br/>English Name: Aloe vera <br/>Nepali Name: Gheukumari <br/>Sanskrit Name: Kumari <br/> <br/> <br/>Description: <br/>Aloe is a coarse-looking perennial plant with a short stem, erect, with crowded leaves that has spiny teeth on the margins. Red colored flowers in a bunch appear during late winter. This plant grows well in sandy soil. The tissue in the center of the aloe leaf contains a gel which yields aloe gel or aloe vera gel. <br/>Aloe vera <br/> <br/>Aloe vera / Gheukumari <br/> <br/> <br/>Aloe vera <br/> <br/>Aloe vera / Gheukumari : Flowering branch <br/> <br/>Distribution: mostly found in tropical and subtropical plains. Often cultivated as a garden plant. <br/> <br/>Parts Used: Leaf gel and sap. Aloin Extract, dried juice of leaves and pulp root <br/> <br/>Phytochemical properties: Aloin, obtained from the gel in the leaf. Responsible for the plant&#x27;s healing properties. Its principal constituents are the leaves that contain barbaloin, chrysophanol glycoside and the aglycone, aloe-emodin. <br/> <br/>Medicinal value: <br/>The gel obtained from the inner part of the aloe leaf is used to treat burns, skin rashes, insect bites, healing wounds by drawing out infection, and preventing infection from starting and chafed nipples from breast-feeding. This gel can also be used internally to keep the bowels functioning smooth. It must be noticed that this medicine when taken internally causes intestinal cramping and there are other herbs that do this job better. This gel is best effective when used fresh rather than &quot;stabilized&quot; gels found in the stores. The fresh gel was used by Cleopatra to keep her skin soft and young. It is also used in menorrhea, asthma, inflamed or diseased breasts, burns, bursitis, colds, colic, conjunctivitis, constipation, coughs, dys- menorrhea, dysentery with bloody stools, ear infections, eye problems, fat and sugar metabolism, fever, gonorrhea, heart pain, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, herpes, infant pneumonia, insomnia, Intestinal worms, jaundice, kidney disorders, enlarged liver, menopause, rheumatism, skin inflammations, skin rashes, sores, sore throat, spleen enlarged, toothache, TB and other lung diseases, tumors, ulcers, chronic vaginitis and venereal diseases. <br/> <br/>Dosage: <br/>Both pulp and juice: one teaspoonful (5 ml). <br/> <br/>Ayurvedic preparation: <br/>Kumaryasave, Kumari vati, Rajahpravartani vati. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
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Echeveria 'Neon Breakers'

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Echeveria &#x27;Neon Breakers`Latin name of the genus and species: Echeveria hybrid. The new cultivar is a product of a planned breeding program. The new variety originated from a cross pollination of the unpatented, species seed parent, Echeveria shaviana with the pollen parent an unpatented, proprietary variety of Echeveriacante.times.shaviana referred to as `#00.` Asexual reproduction of the new cultivar `Neon Breakers` was first performed in Vista, Calif., at a commercial greenhouse, by vegetative leaf cuttings in February 2005. `Neon Breakers` has since produced several generations and has shown thatvthe unique features of this cultivar are stable and reproduced true to type. The following traits have been repeatedly observed and are determined to be the unique characteristics of `Neon Breakers.` These characteristics in combination distinguish `Neon Breakers` as a new and distinct Echeveria cultivar: 1. Intensely colorful leaf margins. 2. Increased resistance to normal disease and pests encountered in Echeveria. 3. Robust growth. 4. Unique continuous growth, not shutting down seasonally, as is typical of Echveria. Plants of the new cultivar `Neon Breakers` are similar to the seed parent Echeveria shaviana in most horticultural characteristics. However, `Neon Breakers` exhibits intensely colorful leaf margins not seen on the seed parent. Additionally,plants of `Neon Breakers` are more robust, growing faster than the seed parent, showing more resistance to diseases and pests than the seed parent, and not discontinuing growth during seasonal shutdown, as seen in Echeveria shaviana.
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euphorbia mammillaris variegata Indian Corn Cob

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info) <br/>Species: mammillaris var. variegata <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Gold (Yellow-Orange) <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Winter/Early Spring <br/>Mid Spring <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Deciduous <br/>Variegated <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
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Madagascar Palm Pachypodium Species

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Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Pachypodium (pak-uh-PO-dee-um) (Info) <br/>Species: lamerei (la-MER-ee-eye) (Info) <br/> <br/>2 vendors have this plant for sale. <br/> <br/>18 members have or want this plant for trade. <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Alpines and Rock Gardens <br/>Perennials <br/>Trees <br/>Tropicals and Tender Perennials <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>White/Near White <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Winter/Early Spring <br/>Mid Spring <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/>Mid Summer <br/>Late Summer/Early Fall <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Deciduous <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings <br/>Allow cut surface to callous over before planting <br/>From seed; sow indoors before last frost <br/> <br/>Seed Collecting: <br/>Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed <br/>Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds <br/>Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds <br/>Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
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Echeveria 'Doris Taylor' Crest Echeveria Hybrid cristata

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Works well in a mixed planter. Echeveria &#x27;Doris Taylor&#x27; cristata is a cristate or fasciate form of Echeveria &#x27;Doris Taylor&#x27;. <br/> <br/>Cristates, or fasciates occur for a variety of reasons. Some may be genetic, and others are caused by some sort of damage to the growing tip ~ such as occurs when an insect nibbles the tender new growth or frost damages the growing tip. Inexplicably, the cells begin to divide more rapidly at the growing tip, causing fascinating whorls of fanlike growth tips. <br/> <br/>In habitat, many Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings at higher altitudes. In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Bright light is required to prevent &quot;stretching&quot; of Echeverias (&quot;stretching&quot; occurs when a moderately fast growing plant such as an Echeveria, is grown in dim light or over-fertilized, which causes overly lush growth that contributes to weak, pallid plants). <br/> <br/>Requires a porous, well draining soil. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. <br/> <br/> <br/>
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Echeveria runyonii cv.

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Family: Crassulaceae <br/> <br/>Scientific name: Echeveria runyonii &#x27;Topsy Turvy&#x27; <br/> <br/>Origin: This cultivar is a mutation originated in cultivation in California. The standard Echeveria runyonii is found natively in Mexico <br/> <br/>Etymology: The genus Echeveria is named after the 18th century Spanish botanist Atanasio Echeverria Codoy. <br/> <br/>Common English Names include: Mexican hens and chicks plant. <br/> <br/>There is also a crested form which is Echeveria runyonii cv. &quot;Topsy-turvy&quot; f. cristata which can be reproduced only vegetatively. Only a fragment of the crested shoot is is used for reproduction because leaves and normal shoots (non-crested) do not produce the crested trait. <br/> <br/>NOTE: Echeveria runyonii &#x27;Topsy Turvy&#x27; is one of the true monstrous forms of Echeveria that &#x27;breeds true&#x27; and won&#x27;t revert back to it&#x27;s natural form. <br/> <br/> <br/>Description: This is an interesting leaf form of Echeveria runyonii, which is a pale blue to white-blue leaf Echeveria with normal shaped leaves. However, this &#x27;Topsy Turvy&#x27; form is much more popular, so the &#x27;regular&#x27; form is quite rare in cultivation. It is a profuse offesetter and can create large mounds of densely crowded plants up to 20 x 35 cm (height by width). Parent plants can get up to 25 cm across, but rarely do the offsets <br/>Rosettes: Open and relatively untidy. The leaves are too narrow to form the perfect rosette usually expected in this genus. <br/>Leaves: Up to 7,5 cm long by 2.5 cm across. Blue-green to silvery-grey often with pink tips, spatulate, strongly inversely keeled on the lower surface with leaf tips pointing inwards towards the center of the plant. This leaves are some of the most unique curling and twisting leaves among the Echeverias, looking as if they are turned inside out. <br/>Flowers: Showy bright orange, apricot and pink on tall arching racemes <br/>Blooming season: Usually in late Summer Autumn.
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Senecio spp. 'Mini Blue' or Mini Blue Chalk Fingers

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Senecio spp. &#x27;Mini Blue&#x27; or Mini Blue Chalk Fingers <br/> <br/>Is an unidentified Senecio possibly is a dwarf form of the South Afirican Senecio serpens (repens).Flowers are white &quot;pom-poms&quot; Member of the Aster family . Water thoroughly when soil is dry, less in the winter months. Porous soil. Protect from frost. Provide bright light/sun Hardy to 36F
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Aeonium percarneum 'Kiwi'

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Aeonium percarneum &#x27;Kiwi&#x27; <br/> <br/>Common Names: <br/>Kiwi Aeonium <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Classification: <br/>Perennials, Shrubs, Cactus / Succulent <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Sun/Water Requirements: <br/>Partial sun. <br/>No specific water requirements. <br/> <br/>Climate / Hardiness Zones: <br/>Zone 9 to Zone 11 <br/> <br/>Growth: <br/>Range: Grows from 6&quot; to 12&quot;. <br/> <br/>Flowers: <br/> <br/>Provider notes: &quot;Kiwi&#x27; dazzles the garden with a kaleidoscope of pinks, oranges and greens, setting it appart from typical Aeonium varieties; pale yellow flowers appear in summer&quot; <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Color: Leaves are light green and green. <br/> <br/>Landscape Value: <br/>Can be used as a container plant. <br/> <br/>Provider notes: &quot;Use in rock gardens, mixed containers and desert plantings&quot; <br/> <br/>Other: <br/>Is Heat Tolerant <br/> <br/>
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Adromischus undulatus

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Adromischus undulatus <br/>Family Crassulaceae <br/>Genus Adromischus <br/>Species undulatus <br/>Variety <br/>Common Name Adromischus undulatus <br/>Min. Temp To 32°F <br/>Bloom Spring <br/>USDA Zone Zone 10 <br/>Exposure Filtered Light <br/> <br/> <br/>More about Adromischus undulatus <br/>Adromischus undulatus, native to South Africa, is a small subshrub with flattened, undulating leaves. Leaves are fleshy, pale ivory green without darker spots, and undulating at the margins. Small white flowers with reddish-brown markings are borne on tall spikes. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch during active growing season. Protect from frost.
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Crassula platyphylla Burgundy

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Crassula platyphylla Burgundy <br/> <br/> <br/>Family Crassulaceae <br/>Genus Crassula <br/>Species platyphylla <br/>Variety Burgundy <br/>Common Name Crassula platyphylla <br/>Package Size 3.5&quot; <br/>Min. Temp To 32°F <br/>USDA Zone Zone 10 <br/>Exposure Bright Light <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Crassula platyphylla &#x27;Burgundy&#x27; forms small shrubby plants with chubby, rounded finger-like leaves with burgundy margins and tips. Blushes beautiful burgundy in cold temperatures. Will fill areas in rock gardens quickly and provides great winter color. Crassulas require porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, Crassulas usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright light to full sun with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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sedum adolphii

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Common Names in English: <br/> <br/>Golden Sedum <br/>Description <br/>[ Back to top ] <br/>Family Crassulaceae <br/> <br/>Herbs, subshrubs , or shrubs . Stems mostly fleshy . Leaves alternate, opposite, or verticillate , usually simple ; stipules absent; leaf blade entire or slightly incised, rarely lobed or imparipinnate . Inflorescences terminal or axillary , cymose , corymbiform , spiculate , racemose, paniculate , or sometimes reduced to a solitary flower. Flowers usually bisexual , sometimes unisexual in Rhodiola (when plants dioecious or rarely gynodioecious ), actinomorphic , (3 or) 4-6(-30) -merous. Sepals almost free or basally connate , persistent . Petals free or connate. Stamens as many as petals in 1 series or 2 × as many in 2 series. Nectar scales at or near base of carpels. Follicles sometimes fewer than sepals, free or basally connate, erect or spreading , membranous or leathery, 1- to many seeded. Seeds small; endosperm scanty or not developed. <br/> <br/>About 35 genera and over 1500 species: Africa, America, Asia, Europe; 13 genera (two endemic, one introduced ) and 233 species (129 endemic, one introduced) in China. <br/> <br/>Some species of Crassulaceae are cultivated as ornamentals and/or used medicinally.[1] <br/>Genus Sedum <br/> <br/>Herbs annual or perennial , mostly glabrous , less often hairy . Roots normally fibrous . Rootstock usually not developed, occasionally plants rhizomatous . Stems erect or decumbent , sometimes fasciculate or mosslike, fleshy , glabrous or hairy, base rarely woody. Leaves alternate, opposite, or verticillate , base often spurred , margin normally entire (4-8-dentate in Sedum rosthornianum and remotely dentate in S. engleri var. dentatum) . Inflorescence terminal or axillary , cymose , often corymbiform , 1- to many flowered. Flowers usually bisexual , rarely unisexual , mostly unequally (3-) 5(-9) -merous. Sepals and petals free or basally connate . Petals free or almost so, mostly yellow, less often white or reddish. Stamens usually 2 Ã as many as petals, in 2 series, rarely equal in number to petals and in 1 series; antepetalous ones adnate to petal base or slightly above. Nectar scales entire or apex emarginate . Carpels usually as many as petals, occasionally fewer, free or basally widened and connate. Styles short or long. Follicles many or few seeded. Seeds smooth or papillate , less often striate . <br/> <br/>About 470 species: mainly in the N hemisphere, but extending to the S hemisphere in Africa and South America; 121 species (91 endemic) in China.[2] <br/>Physical Description <br/> <br/>Habit: Evergreen . <br/> <br/>Flowers: Blooms in late summer. • Flower Color: near white, white <br/> <br/>Foliage: Succulent, rounded , thick leaves. Evergreen . • Fall foliage: Coppery yellow. <br/>Size/Age/Growth <br/> <br/>Growth Rate: Fast. • Size: 6-12&quot; tall. <br/>Landscaping <br/> <br/>Care: Easy care, and almost indestructible. Cut old stems and flowers back to the ground in early spring , but do not cut any new growth. Apply a small amount of organic fertilizer to the top of the soil in early spring. <br/>Biology <br/>[ Back to top ] <br/>Growth <br/> <br/>Culture: Space 3-6&quot; apart. <br/> <br/>Soil: Average, organic , well-drained soil. Does not need rich, fertile soil. • Minimum pH: 6.6 • Maximum pH: 7.8 <br/> <br/>Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Full Sun . <br/> <br/>Moisture: Drought Tolerance: High • Water Requirements: Water until soil is moist every other week in the summer, if there has been no rain. Drought tolerant . <br/> <br/>Temperature: Cold Hardiness: 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11. (map)
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Sedum clavatum

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info) <br/>Species: clavatum (KLAV-ah-tum) (Info) <br/> <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Groundcovers <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>White/Near White <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Winter/Early Spring <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Succulent <br/>Rubbery-Textured <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From herbaceous stem cuttings
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Crassula dubia

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info) <br/>Species: cotyledonis (ko-ty-LEE-don-is) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Crassula dubi <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Tropicals and Tender Perennials <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/>Light Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pale Green <br/>White/Near White <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Spring <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Silver/Gray <br/>Blue-Green <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Suitable for growing in containers
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Crassula dubia

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Crassula (KRASS-oo-la) (Info) <br/>Species: cotyledonis (ko-ty-LEE-don-is) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Crassula dubia <br/> <br/>3 members have or want this plant for trade. <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Tropicals and Tender Perennials <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/>6-12 in. (15-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/>Light Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pale Green <br/>White/Near White <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Spring <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Silver/Gray <br/>Blue-Green <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>Suitable for growing in containers
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Aloinopsis luckhoffii

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Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)Genus: Aloinopsis (al-low-in-OP-sis) (Info)Species: luckhoffii (luk-HOF-ee-eye) (Info) <br/>Synonym:Nananthus luckhoffiiSynonym:Titanopsis luckhoffiiSynonym:Aloinopsis villetiiSynonym:Nananthus villetiiSynonym:Alo
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Haworthia fasciata 'Zebra Plant"

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Plant Type: Succulent <br/>Description: Green triangular leaves, with cross bands of white tubercles, grouped in a rosette. <br/>Origin: South Africa <br/>Environment: Suitable for the home or a greenhouse <br/>Foliage: Yes <br/>Flowering: No <br/>Season: <br/>Fragrant: No <br/>Growing Ease: Will grow for anybody <br/>Temperature: 50-75°F, 10-24°C <br/>Humidity: Medium humidity <br/>Lighting Needs: Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the North/East/West <br/>Soil Type: A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite and 1 part peat or humus (leaf mold). Always use a pot with a hole. <br/>Watering: Keep the soil barely moist and if you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water. <br/>Fertilizer: Feed only twice a year, once in April and once in July with a water soluble fertilizer. <br/>Plant Pests: Prone to mealy bugs and rarely scale. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse. <br/>Propagation: Division and offsets at anytime. Propagate them in evenly moist soil, mist occasionally and keep in filtered sunlight until they are growing. <br/>Gardening Tips &amp; Care: Requires good ventilation and reduced watering in the winter. Be careful not to over-water. Put a layer of small gravel at the bottom of the pot and also one inch on the top of the soil to prevent stem rot. Repot this plant in the spring and use a shallow pot.
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Euphorbia tirucalli cv. 'Firesticks'

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Botanical Name <br/>Euphorbia tirucalli - Firesticks <br/>Family <br/>Euphorbiaceae - The euphorbia family. <br/>Pronunciation <br/>yoo-FOR-bee-uh tee-roo-KAL-ee <br/>Common Name(s) <br/>Rubber-hedge euphorbia; Kraalnaboom; umhlontlo (Xhosa) <br/>Plant Group <br/> <br/> Shrub <br/> <br/>Plant Size <br/> <br/> Medium to Large <br/> Small <br/> <br/>Position <br/> <br/> Sun <br/> <br/>General Information <br/> <br/> Drought Tolerance: High <br/> Evergreen <br/> Frost: Tender <br/> Water Wise <br/> Wind Tolerant <br/> <br/>Specific Information <br/>In the Albany area I have noticed that this euphorbia seldom grows more than two metres in height, making it an ideal feature plant for the rock or pond garden. The latex is very toxic and may cause blindness, blisters on the skin, and death if enough of it is swallowed. <br/>Flowers <br/>Description <br/>inconspicuous <br/>Season <br/> <br/> Spring to Summer <br/> <br/>Colour <br/> <br/> yellow <br/> <br/>Growth Rate <br/> <br/> Moderate <br/> <br/>Plant Uses <br/> <br/> Attracts bees and other insects <br/> Attracts Birds <br/> Boundary <br/> Container <br/> Filler <br/> Foliage Plant <br/> Hedge <br/> Pioneer for new gardens <br/> Rock Garden <br/> Screen <br/> Suitable for coastal gardens <br/> Wild Garden <br/> Windbreak <br/> <br/>Ad Break <br/>Distribution <br/>Unknown: can you help? <br/>Planting Suggestions <br/>Plant in a mixture of garden soil and a little compost - if you spoil it too much the branches will grow lanky. Mulch to retain moisture, and don&#x27;t over-water. Good drainage and a dry, hot environment bring out the lovely colours of this ornamental plant. It will stand pruning to keep it in shape but do wear gloves and be careful of the drops of latex that pour out. Apart from its toxicity, I have found that the latex is difficult to get off the skin. Despite this bad press, the all year colour and its wind and drought tolerance can be replaced by few other plants. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Pencil Cactus ‘Firesticks’ (Euphorbia tirucalli) <br/>A native of arid South Africa, this striking succulent is an ideal specimen plant for containers. Multiple fire-red stems, resembling small pencils or sticks, grow from the base of the plant. The red stems often show shades of pink, orange or yellow and the color is more vivid during the cooler months and when grown in bright sun. Grow in full sun and well-drained cactus soil. ‘Firesticks’ is an excellent choice for a succulent garden because of its unique color and unusual form. <br/> <br/>Hardy to Zone 9 and higher for outdoors. <br/> <br/>Full to partial sun, grows to 2&#x27; in container, minimum temperature indoors 40°, blooms in winter.
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Graptoveria Bainesii

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: X Graptoveria (grap-toh-VER-ree-uh) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Bainesii
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Kalanchoe hildebrandii

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info) <br/>Species: hildebrandtii (hil-de-BRANDT-ee-eye) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Kalanchoe gomphophylla <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>12-18 in. (30-45 cm) <br/>18-24 in. (45-60 cm) <br/> <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/>Light Shade <br/> <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pale Green <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Winter <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/>Evergreen <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscapin <br/> <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From softwood cuttings <br/> <br/>
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Kalanchoe Maternity Plant 'Kalanchoe tubiflora

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info) <br/>Species: delagoensis (del-uh-go-EN-sis) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Kalanchoe tubiflora <br/>Synonym:Kalanchoe verticillata <br/>Synonym:Bryophyllum tubiflorum <br/>Synonym:Bryophyllum delagoense <br/>Synonym:Bryophyllum verticillatum <br/> <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>24-36 in. (60-90 cm) <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/>4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>3-6 in. (7-15 cm) <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Red-Orange <br/>Brown/Bronze <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Winter/Early Spring <br/>Mid Spring <br/>Late Spring/Early Summer <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Variegated <br/>Smooth-Textured <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>May be a noxious weed or invasive <br/>This plant is suitable for growing indoors <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From leaf cuttings <br/>From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
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African Felt Plant

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Kalanchoe (kal-un-KOH-ee) (Info) <br/>Species: beharensis (be-HAIR-en-sis) (Info) <br/> <br/>Synonym:Kalanchoe van-tieghemii <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>36-48 in. (90-120 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Sun to Partial Shade <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>N/A <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Pale Yellow <br/>Bright Yellow <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Mid Winter <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Grown for foliage <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping <br/>This plant is suitable for growing indoors <br/> <br/>Soil pH requirements: <br/>6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) <br/>6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) <br/>7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) <br/> <br/>Patent Information: <br/>Non-patented <br/> <br/>Propagation Methods: <br/>From woody stem cuttings <br/> <br/>
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Stone Faces Lithops species

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Family Aizoaceae <br/>Genus Lithops <br/>Species species <br/>Common Name Stone Faces <br/>Package Size 2.5&quot; <br/>Min. Temp To 32°F <br/>Bloom Summer/Fall <br/>USDA Zone Zone 9 <br/>Exposure Bright Light <br/> <br/> <br/>The genus Lithop is in the family of Aizoaceae (synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae), which also includes the various forms of plants known as &quot;Ice Plants&quot; and those known as &quot;Mimicry Plants&quot;. Lithops are extremely succulent bilobes (up to 90% water), occurring in many natural colors including, tans, browns, reddish browns, purplish browns, greys and grass-greens with a myriad of patterns and overlays of darker designs, dots and areas known as &quot;islands&quot;. These delightful plants can confuse even an expert as no two seem to be identical in appearance. A single body can be to 1.5&quot; in diameter, and is split by a central &quot;cleft&quot;, creating the &quot;bilobed&quot; body. Many species eventually form clusters, and in the native habitat of South Africa, clusters gradually spread to from large colonies of Lithops that can span 6 feet in diameter. The rarer green forms occur naturally in grassy areas, while the browns, tans and other colors occur in quartz fields, providing an example of a phenomenon known as &quot;mimicry&quot; in which a plant, insect or animal can become almost completely camouflaged by its surroundings and is virtually undetectable. . Flowers appear from August to November, depending upon the species, and usually open in late afternoon, but open on multiple days. Plant is nearly obscured by flower heads to 1&quot; in diameter that are composed of frilly, satiny yellow or white petals. Watering is a bit different than for most other succulents. Lithops form new leaves within the cleft of the original bilobe. Water should be withheld as the new leaves begin to appear in the cleft. At this time, it is necessary that the new leaves be allowed to absorb the moisture from the old leaves, or the plant will be more prone to rot and the new plant formed will be smaller than before, rather than growing larger as it should. When it is apparent that the new leaves have absorbed the moisture from the old leaves ~ nothing but a dry husk will remain of the old leaves ~ that is the signal that it is time to begin watering normally again. During the hot summer months the plants will be dormant and watering should be light and infrequent, only enough should be given to prevent the plants from shriveling or appearing &quot;wrinkled&quot;. After the hottest part of summer, as autumn approaches, the appearance of flower buds signals the start of another watering period. Plants should be watered enough during this time that the bodies remain turgid, or, in other words, do not become &quot;wrinkled&quot;. Watering should be thorough, but less frequently than for other succulents. In their native habitat, Lithops often live survive many years of drought with nothing more than seasonal fogs. Lithops have evolved a strategy that enables them to absorb and store moisture from these scant fogs. As our climate is much more humid than that of Africa, the Lithop can absorb much of its required moisture from the air. One Lithop expert once remarked in regard to watering Lithops ~ &quot;When in doubt, don&#x27;t&quot;. During the cold winter months, watering should be light and infrequent once again, until such as time as the days grow longer and the temperature begins to warm a bit. Requires a porous soil that excellent drainage as can be attained by the addition of extra pumice or other coarse material. It is preferable that the soil does not contain much organic material, such as peat moss and that the plant is not fertilized with heavy nitrogen as this can cause an explosion of soft, flabby growth that can make the plant prone to bacterial rots. Lithops require adequate fresh air and bright, indirect light. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch during the active growing periods. Lithops are somewhat cold tolerant, but it is advisable to provide frost protection to prevent possible scarring.
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Stone Faces Lithops species

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Family Aizoaceae <br/>Genus Lithops <br/>Species species <br/>Common Name Stone Faces <br/>Package Size 2.5&quot; <br/>Min. Temp To 32°F <br/>Bloom Summer/Fall <br/>USDA Zone Zone 9 <br/>Exposure Bright Light <br/>Price: $4.25 <br/>Quantity <br/>The genus Lithop is in the family of Aizoaceae (synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae), which also includes the various forms of plants known as &quot;Ice Plants&quot; and those known as &quot;Mimicry Plants&quot;. Lithops are extremely succulent bilobes (up to 90% water), occurring in many natural colors including, tans, browns, reddish browns, purplish browns, greys and grass-greens with a myriad of patterns and overlays of darker designs, dots and areas known as &quot;islands&quot;. These delightful plants can confuse even an expert as no two seem to be identical in appearance. A single body can be to 1.5&quot; in diameter, and is split by a central &quot;cleft&quot;, creating the &quot;bilobed&quot; body. Many species eventually form clusters, and in the native habitat of South Africa, clusters gradually spread to from large colonies of Lithops that can span 6 feet in diameter. The rarer green forms occur naturally in grassy areas, while the browns, tans and other colors occur in quartz fields, providing an example of a phenomenon known as &quot;mimicry&quot; in which a plant, insect or animal can become almost completely camouflaged by its surroundings and is virtually undetectable. . Flowers appear from August to November, depending upon the species, and usually open in late afternoon, but open on multiple days. Plant is nearly obscured by flower heads to 1&quot; in diameter that are composed of frilly, satiny yellow or white petals. Watering is a bit different than for most other succulents. Lithops form new leaves within the cleft of the original bilobe. Water should be withheld as the new leaves begin to appear in the cleft. At this time, it is necessary that the new leaves be allowed to absorb the moisture from the old leaves, or the plant will be more prone to rot and the new plant formed will be smaller than before, rather than growing larger as it should. When it is apparent that the new leaves have absorbed the moisture from the old leaves ~ nothing but a dry husk will remain of the old leaves ~ that is the signal that it is time to begin watering normally again. During the hot summer months the plants will be dormant and watering should be light and infrequent, only enough should be given to prevent the plants from shriveling or appearing &quot;wrinkled&quot;. After the hottest part of summer, as autumn approaches, the appearance of flower buds signals the start of another watering period. Plants should be watered enough during this time that the bodies remain turgid, or, in other words, do not become &quot;wrinkled&quot;. Watering should be thorough, but less frequently than for other succulents. In their native habitat, Lithops often live survive many years of drought with nothing more than seasonal fogs. Lithops have evolved a strategy that enables them to absorb and store moisture from these scant fogs. As our climate is much more humid than that of Africa, the Lithop can absorb much of its required moisture from the air. One Lithop expert once remarked in regard to watering Lithops ~ &quot;When in doubt, don&#x27;t&quot;. During the cold winter months, watering should be light and infrequent once again, until such as time as the days grow longer and the temperature begins to warm a bit. Requires a porous soil that excellent drainage as can be attained by the addition of extra pumice or other coarse material. It is preferable that the soil does not contain much organic material, such as peat moss and that the plant is not fertilized with heavy nitrogen as this can cause an explosion of soft, flabby growth that can make the plant prone to bacterial rots. Lithops require adequate fresh air and bright, indirect light. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch during the active growing periods. Lithops are somewhat cold tolerant, but it is advisable to provide frost protection to prevent possible scarring.
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Split Rock pleiospilos nelii

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Description: Small clump forming, stemless, perennial, leaf succulent nearly spherical vaguely reminding for a Lithops. <br/>Body: The body of the plant consists of a pair of globe shaped leaves, fused at the base that naturally sit above the surface of the soil and can grow to about 10cm across. Mostly there will just be one head, but very old plants will form two and eventually more heads. The leaves are usually grey green to brownish in colour with many conspicuous raised dark dots scattered over the whole surface. Leaves will reach up to 5 cm long and wide. The plant produces a new pair of leaves from within the old one each year, much the same as Lithops and conophytums do. <br/>Flowers: Large daisy-like, fragrant whit a distinct smell of coconut.. Considering the size of the plant they are extremely large (up to 7.5 cm across), and have a great many petals and they are yellow to coppery-orange, seldom white or pinkish, in colour with a paler throat. They are solitary or in clusters borne on short pedicels. <br/>Blooming season: Usually flowers in early spring after the winter dormancy period, although some plants can flower in autumn like a Lithops, depending on how they are grown. The blooms open in mid-afternoon and close just after sunset.
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Crassula 'Moonglow'

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Family Crassulaceae <br/>Genus Crassula <br/>Species hybrid <br/>Variety &#x27;Moonglow&#x27; <br/>Common Name Moonglow <br/>Min. Temp To 32°F <br/>USDA Zone Zone 10 <br/>Exposure Bright Light <br/> <br/> <br/>Crassula &#x27;Moonglow&#x27; is considered a hybrid between Crassula deceptor v. arta and Crassula falcata. Forms very fleshy gray leaves in opposing ranks on an upright column. Leaves are densely covered with short &quot;hairs&quot; or &quot;fuzz&quot;. Tiny apricot flowers in masses during winter and spring months. Great for windowsill culture or in rock gardens. Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage. In habitat, usually grow in rocky quartz fields. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods. Summer dormant. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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Cremnosedum 'Crocodile'

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Cremnosedum &#x27;Crocodile&#x27; is a hybrid of Cremnophila nutans and Sedum furfuraceum. Leaves are like fat &quot;beads&quot;, usually dark green but can become flushed brownish in strong light. Stems have &quot;reptilian scaling&quot; that creates an interesting &quot;antique&quot; appearance. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent possible scarring. <br/> <br/>Cremnosedum C. nutans x S. furfuraceum <br/>Family Crassulaceae <br/>Genus Cremnosedum <br/>Species C. nutans x S. furfuraceum <br/>Variety &#x27;Crocodile&#x27; <br/>Common Name Cremnosedum &#x27;Crocodile&#x27; <br/>Min. Temp To 32°F <br/>Bloom <br/>USDA Zone Zone 10 <br/>Exposure Bright Light <br/>
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echeveria 'Black Prince

posted on 02/28/12. 1 comment


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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info) <br/>Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info) <br/>Cultivar: Black Prince <br/>Additional cultivar information: (aka Chocolate) <br/> <br/>Category: <br/>Cactus and Succulents <br/> <br/>Height: <br/>under 6 in. (15 cm) <br/> <br/>Spacing: <br/>6-9 in. (15-22 cm) <br/>9-12 in. (22-30 cm) <br/> <br/>Hardiness: <br/>USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) <br/>USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F) <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: <br/>Full Sun <br/> <br/>Danger: <br/>Unknown - Tell us <br/> <br/>Bloom Color: <br/>Scarlet (Dark Red) <br/> <br/>Bloom Time: <br/>Late Fall/Early Winter <br/> <br/>Foliage: <br/>Dark/Black <br/>Succulent <br/> <br/>Other details: <br/>Drought-tolerant; <br/>Suitable for growing in containers <br/>
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Echeveria 'Doris Taylor'

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Recommended Temperature Zone: <br/>sunset: 8,9,12-24 <br/>USDA: 9b-11 <br/> <br/>Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer <br/> <br/>Sun Exposure: Part sun to light shade <br/> <br/>Origin: Garden origin <br/> <br/>Growth Habits: Clustering succulent rosette, hairy leaves, 5 inches in diameter (12 cm) <br/> <br/>Watering Needs: Keep the soil mixture moist all year, water regularly in summer <br/> <br/>Propagation: Offsets, leaf cuttings
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