Little Pickles (Crassothonna capensis)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Crassothonna capensis Accepted
Othonna capensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 4 inches
Plant Spread: 8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas, CaliforniaDate: 2013-04-02
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Location: Suburban Denver, ColoradoDate: 2012-06-06South African Othonna capensis 'Little Pickles')
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Location: San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas, CaliforniaDate: 2013-04-02
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Location: San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas, CaliforniaDate: 2013-04-02
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: May 10, 2014new from Mountain Crest
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Comments:
Posted by CDsSister (Greenwood Village, CO - Zone 5b) on Jun 17, 2012 12:21 PM

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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