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Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa

Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
ox tongue
Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Those stomach-like flowers

Common name ox tongue
Family asphodelaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z10)
Flowers coral-red (summer)
Light filtered sun-part shade

This plant came to our house in a "succulent garden" pot of various unnamed plants, all of which found a new home in the backyard rock garden. I have no idea about species, hardiness, and ultimate habit of most of them, so it's a fun experiment. After the gasteria started blooming, I asked some friendly folks at Gardenweb to identify it for me. Gasterias are named for the sac-like shape of their flowers, which supposedly resemble little stomachs. I'm glad I got to see them this summer, because there is no way our plant will come through the winter alive.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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