Unusual Siberian / Mongolian succulent.
Silvery blue foliage forming a spectacular rosette that if given good UV light in early spring will flower. Flowering height complete varies from 5-25cm depending on crown size. This is ideal for crevices, alpine rock gardens and alpine containers as long as kept very free draining through winter. Sizing of crown depends on nutrient level ranging from 1-15cm across and the larger thy are the more winter wet protection they require.
Hardiness: Hardy if kept in drier conditions
Common Name: Orostachys spinosa / Spiny Pennywort
Life Cycle: Perennial
Foliage: ovate / linear / rosette
Basic Colour: ( cream )
Flower Colour: cream
Natural Flowering: April
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 30cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average / dry
Soil ph: acid / alkaline / neutral
Location: container /rock garden
Pruning: monocarpic – flowering crown dies after setting seed. Replace this crown with an offset if not already filled by this time.
Tolerates: drought tolerant
Origin: Mongolia / Russia / China