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Succulent ground-cover

Oscularia deltoides


This intensely-flowering plant is found growing among sandstone rocks in the winter-rainfall mountains of the far south-western corner of South Africa. It has silver-blue foliage. The fat, succulent leaves are three-sided with red teeth on the margins. The stems are often tinged purple. In the spring it produces masses of pink, scented flowers. It is increasingly grown in South African gardens as an ornamental plant and can easily be propagated from cuttings, which should be planted in a sunny position. This low-maintenance succulent spreads out forming a colourful mat and grows well on the rocky edge of flower beds where it cascades over the edge. It attracts butterflies.


This is a great ground-cover in the right climate.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 12 years ago

Just added a picture of Oscularia deltoides in bloom in May.

Ava T-B
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Ava T-B

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 31, 2011
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

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