I found a new little succulent that I must get.
Rosularia was mentioned in “Succulent Container Gardens”, by Debra Lee Baldwin. She says that it looks like a cross between sempervivums and echeveria. I didn’t see a picture of a Rosularia in her book but when I searched for it on the internet, I find a lot of references and photos.
And, of course, what is the best thing I read?
IT IS HARDY IN COLD CLIMATES!
And it mats!
And it grows in rosettes!
I have some succulent and sedum plants and some seem to resemble this rosularia (or prometheum). Prometheum is another name I saw used for this plant. But the Rosularia aizoon has more rounded petals, not the pointy ones like in this picture of some other rosettes I have.
One of my plants with this tall flower spike looked similar, with rounded petals, but I think it is an Orostachys boehmeri. But maybe not. Identification is so difficult and I am never sure.
But I plan to look for this one in the spring. I don’t want to find it and plant it this late in the year. I had done that with some plants last summer and they didn’t survive. I don’t think they had enough time to get the roots really into the trough well before the heat stress and colder weather hit.
And those purchases from inside a greenhouse, even if they are hardy, can’t adjust quickly enough, so they will usually die too.
I have a few empty hypertufa pots that are just waiting for some new plants in the spring. And since I plan to make a lot more, I just need to order more plants, right?
Sounds logical to me.
What will you be looking for in the plant catalogs this year?
Photo of the rosularia courtesy of World of Succulents. (by permission)
Hi, I am Kim and thank you so much for visiting my magazine! I am a gardener and a hypertufa maker. If you came here to learn about hypertufa, I have a lot of information. But I also write about flower gardening and using succulents which are great drought-tolerant plants.