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Cactus Succulent

Lampranthus roseus

rosy shining plant

L. roseus is a creeping, perennial succulent to 15cm tall with grey-green, fleshy leaves. From spring to early summer the plant is covered with daisy-like flowers in varying shades of pink and up to 4cm across

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green Grey Silver
Summer Pink Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Aizoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Lampranthus are succulents with unusually bright and colourful flowers which are plentiful, appearing between June and August. Flower colours vary from reds, oranges, pinks and purples and can sometimes be bi-coloured. Leaves are long, smooth and elongated and can be triangular or circular in nature.

Name status

Correct

Plant range
South Africa (Cape)

How to grow

Cultivation

Requires full sun and a well drained soil

Propagation

Propagate by seed or stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Coastal
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
Pruning

None required

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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