One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Orostachys fimbriata...an excellent succulent from China
Via Lazy S'S Farm Nursery. Just an obscure little succulent. Likes heat and drought. It's very happy here at the edge of the island of Korean Plants. The common name "Purple Dunce Cap" is clearly accurate, but I suspect, manufactured. There are a good many plants that aren't happy living in glaring sun next to a hot asphalt road. This isn't one of them!