Plant ID forum: Baby Sunrose (Mesembryanthemum cordifolium 'Variegata')

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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 21, 2012 8:15 AM CST
Photos taken in early October - they looked like they may have been permanently planted (hardy), but it was difficult to tell.






Low growing, mat forming.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 21, 2012 8:34 AM CST
It looks like Heart Leafed Ice Plant, Aptenia cordifolia.They are only suppose to be hardy to zone 9.
Baby Sunrose (Mesembryanthemum cordifolium 'Variegata')
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 21, 2012 9:06 AM CST
I agree
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valleylynn
Jan 21, 2012 9:14 AM CST
It's sure a lovely plant. Did you bring it indoors Chelle?
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 21, 2012 12:10 PM CST
Thanks for your help!


valleylynn said:Did you bring it indoors Chelle?


Nope; unfortunately, I don't have the plant. I was visiting a garden center for other activities and had my young son with me, so no plants were purchased that day. I'm going to try to make another trip out there this spring....perhaps I can pick one up then. Smiling

Now we have another to add to the DB! Hurray!

I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 21, 2012 1:56 PM CST
This plant makes a great ground cover.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jan 21, 2012 2:08 PM CST
It would be a great perennial in your part of the country Hetty. : )

I would have to bring starts indoors for the winter.
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chelle
Jan 21, 2012 2:20 PM CST
The garden center had it placed in a rock garden display as a ground cover. It was lovely in that setting!
I'm hoping they took a bunch inside for the winter and will have it available again this year. Lovey dubby
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jan 21, 2012 2:24 PM CST

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And it loves bad soil. One little Aptenia plant has taken over my entire scree bed, which is just gravel poured a couple of inches in depth onto a concrete former driveway.
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valleylynn
Jan 21, 2012 6:13 PM CST
I would thing that type of growing condition would make it hardier Zuzu. All that great drainage. I might have to give it a try using your method.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jan 26, 2012 5:48 PM CST
Chelle , remind me in the spring and I will send cuttings. I have mine inside growing as houseplant during the winter.
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Jan 26, 2012 6:13 PM CST
Sweet!

Thanks, Cinda! Thumbs up
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