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Jovibarba hirta

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellow brown
  • Leaf ColourGreen to red

Description

Jovibarba hirta. This species of mat-forming perennial produces rosettes which are usually about 5cm across. The thick fleshy leaves are mid-green and often tipped with red or reddish brown. The flowers are star-shaped and are borne in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Makes ground-hugging mats, suitable for rock gardens, screens, walls, banks and alpine houses.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Takes several years to reach flowering size. Rosettes die after plants have flowered, but leave numerous offsets.

Propagation

Offsets in summer.

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