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Orostachys spinosa

Orostachys spinosa
dunce caps
Same plant, next spring
Orostachys spinosa

Common name dunce caps
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4)
Flowers yellow
Size 2"
Light sun
Cultural notes very well-drained soil, drought-tolerant

Looks like a small spiny sempervivum, complete with offset pups. We're on our third nursery-purchased specimen, set in a high and dry part of our rock garden. On paper, it should be happy there. Thus far, it has survived a summer and a winter, which is a win in my book.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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