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Bergeranthus jamesii

Bergeranthus jamesii
Bergeranthus jamesii
Bergeranthus jamesii
Mid-March – it survived its first winter (barely)

Family aizoaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7)
Flowers yellow
Size 8"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Succulent perennial in the ice plant clan from South Africa. Forms dense tufts of narrow leaves, covered in summer by yellow daisies. Not quite hardy here, so took a chance with this. That's why I took pictures in its first year, so I could share photos of the ultra-cute seedlings at their first-true-leaf stage, and of the developing plants by early July. Luckily, their first winter was an exceptionally mild one, so that one or more of the plants survived – no longer looking so cute, in their freeze-burned, frost-heaved state, but I have high hopes to see what they do in their second year of life.

Bergeranthus jamesii
Second-year plant in Houston rock garden

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: Houston rock garden

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (93%G, 5-8d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (98%G, 5-7d)
  3. Same seed as above. Pot outside 11/10 (2 seedlings, 16d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (no G, 18d)

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