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Mesembryanthemum crinifolium

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.07m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourWhite cream pink orange purple red
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Mesembryanthemum crinifolium. These are succulent annuals or biennials, the flowers are beautiful and bloom in various colours.

Characteristics

Annual, Succulent or Cactus

Origin

South Africa.

Interest and use

Use in borders and on sunny banks where they will quickly create a rich carpet of colour. Can also be used in low maintenance hanging baskets.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Grow them in a light, well drained soil with full sun. They thrive in poor sandy, sheltered conditions. Add sharp grit to the soil prior to planting in order to improve drainage and prevent root rot.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring.

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