General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 4 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Little Pickles
  • Bobbejaankool
  • uKhahlamba
  • Cape Othonna
  • Cape Aster
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Crassothonna capensis
  • Synonym: Othonna capensis

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  • Posted by CDsSister (Greenwood Village, CO - Zone 5b) on Jun 17, 2012 12:21 PM concerning plant:
    Tiny blue green pickle like leaves give this plant its name.

    It has tiny yellow daisy flowers that lend their cheer over a very long season – spring to fall. In the ground, a little extra drainage is advised, as too much of a wet winter leaves the plant in a sorry, sulking state. Suggested for the rock garden or in pots,
    Leaves grow no more than 2" tall, flowers no more than 4". Spread is usually around 8"

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