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Delospermum dwarf succulent

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By Siris


Delospermum dwarf succulent (Delospermum)

Was so pleased with this little succulent that I bought last year, that I bought another 2, different colours, this February.



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amy
Amy
 

Are these the ones that open and close with the sun Sue ?

16 Apr, 2017

 

These are great aren't they? I saw lots on the dunes in Portugal one year. Keep meaning to try them but never seem to get round to it.

16 Apr, 2017

 

Amy, I don't think they close when the sun is not out. I took a photo of Sparaxis at the same time but it was out of focus and when I went back out this evening the Sparaxis was closed but not this Delospermum.
Stera, I know they need dry conditions, hence them growing on dunes. I believe they are South African in origin.

16 Apr, 2017

 

Pretty colours they remimd me of the flowers when I was a child we called them everlasting flowers.

16 Apr, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Thank for that info Sue ....

17 Apr, 2017

 

Amy, all the flowers were closed this morning, but came out this afternoon, not sure if they were the same flowers or new ones.

17 Apr, 2017

 

Most of mine died this winter.

17 Apr, 2017

 

That's a shame Karen. They do go dormant overwinter, but too damp spells death for them.

17 Apr, 2017

 

They were fine over last winter, but hey-ho. You live and learn. They were superb last summer too. :(

17 Apr, 2017

 

Maybe then, I will take some cuttings to overwinter just in case.

18 Apr, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Sue I've just realized I was thinking of Mesembryanthemums the flowers look quite similar , they only open when the sun is shining ...

18 Apr, 2017

 

You really need to take cuttings​ to be on the safe side, we grew them when we first moved south and they​ came back every year, then a particularly wet winter finished them off, we had a beautiful cerise one with a spread of two feet, in the front garden....

18 Apr, 2017

 

These only open in sun too Amy.

18 Apr, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Karen :o)

18 Apr, 2017



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