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Can anyone ID this plant for me ??

Saw this in a NT house garden at the weekend and have no idea what it is - hopefully someone can recognise it

It had flowers similar to Verbena but with a very wierd stalk and no leaves




sorry Paul, I can't but hopefully someone can as I'd like to know as well!

5 Aug, 2010


I think its Crassula pyramidalis? I'll have to check up to be sure though...

5 Aug, 2010


I'm close, its Crassula coccinea.

5 Aug, 2010


its a strange one ! thanks Fractal, it doesn't look hardy here

5 Aug, 2010


Wow - thanks for the fast response. There were quite a few in the borders at Packwood House (near Warwick) of various sizes/ages so maybe that suggests that it may be hardy - though it was quite a well sheltered area

5 Aug, 2010


South African so unlikely to be hardy. I only know of one or two that are hardy enough to be grown outside here such as C. sarcocaulis and that hates winter wet.

5 Aug, 2010


Just found this about it:

"Does best in a warm, dry spot in a rock garden with perfect drainage. Prune back stems to just above the base in late winter."

5 Aug, 2010

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