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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.
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')
Jan 21, 2012 9:06 AM CST
Jan 21, 2012 9:14 AM CST
|It's sure a lovely plant. Did you bring it indoors 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.
Now we have another to add to the DB!
Jan 21, 2012 1:56 PM CST
|This plant makes a great ground cover.|
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.
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.
Jan 21, 2012 2:24 PM CST
|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.|
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.|
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. |
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Jan 26, 2012 6:13 PM CST