Orostachys malacophylla var. iwarenge
Succulent, suitable for rock gardens and troughs. Rather like a sedum in appearance, but with cute little extra appendages in its cabbage-head of leaves. When I grew some from seed several years ago, they lived into their second year, although they stayed quite small (photo at right). Unfortunately, they didn't reappear for a third year. Several years later, I purchased a mature plant at a nursery; this one was more robust, and has thus far survived several years in the open rock garden. The photo above left was taken in late September, as buds are starting to form; the one above right is from mid-October, when the closely packed tiny blooms give the stalks a soft and fuzzy appearance.
|Close-up of the flowers |
|Throwing out new growth chaotically in all directions in May |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Pascal Raes||Jun 07, 2011||Hi, According to 'Succulents' by Urs Eggli, the correct name is O. malacophylla var. iwarenge (not to criticize you).|
Could very well be. GRIN doesn't list the (sub)species. I'm happy to update the page, although it's mostly a moot point – my little duncecaps expired from the garden a few years ago.
|sporobolus||Apr 29, 2012||just to note that it may be a goner for you, but some of us wind up here looking for info on the plant|
- Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (~25%G, 5-12d)
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