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Phemeranthus sediformis

Phemeranthus sediformis
Phemeranthus sediformis

Family portulacaceae
Life cycle
Flowers pink or white (summer)
Size 1"
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil
From seed Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate July

Low-growing succulent from the Pacific Northwest. Seedlings stay absolutely tiny forever – the photo at right was taken in early June, five months after they were started from seed. On the plus side, they also bloom when they are miniature-sized. The photo above was taken in late June of the plant's first year; it also shows that a few weeks of warmer weather have spurred some growth: the plantlets are a bit more noticeable now. With some luck (and skill), over time I might be able to attain the wonderful mats of foliage (with a larger array of flowers) that I've seen in some online photos.

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

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (3w; 13%G, 6-10d) - 35F (3w) - 70F with light (10%G, 14-18d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (39%G, 7-11d)
  3. Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored since harvest. Baggy 70F with light (53%G, 7-15d)

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