XGraptosedum 'Vera Higgins'

Alternative cultivar names:
'Vera Higgins'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6-12 inches (15-30 cm.)
Plant Spread: 9-12 inches (15-30 cm.)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Greenfield (Willamette Valley) on Apr 25, 2013 8:48 AM

Today at a Home Depot, in the houseplant section, I bought a Graptosedum Alpenglow "Vera Higgins" The grower is : Altman Plants in Vista, CA 92084. It says it has a reddish glow, hence the name Alpenglow. Vera Higgins was a person 1892 - 1968, who was instrumental in the early Rock Garden Societies, and authored a book, published in 1964. At least that's what my google search told me :)

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 17, 2013 5:36 PM

Named by Marjorie Shields, New Zealand, as a Sedum hybrid (Nat. Cact. & Succ. Journ. 33 (4): 86, 1978).

Also distributed as xG. ‘Vera Higgins’, xG. ‘Coffee’, xG. ‘Alpenglow’ (ISI 2001-34), Graptopetalum Roseum n.n.

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