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Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga | Chalk Fingers

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Synonym Names: Cotyledon ausana

Family: Crassulacacea

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This striking succulent spreads slowly to form a dense carpet of silvery-gray finger-like foliage. The upright sturdy flower stems rise boldly 15-18" above the foliage. Clusters of bell-shaped salmon flowers dangle from the tip of the stem like an outrageously over-the-top candelabra! The plant branches from ground level, forming large clumps. The leaves are silvery-white to pale grey-green. With its spiky shaped leaves and silver-green colour, this cotyledon lends its texture, shape and color to many garden situations. -Gold Rush Nursery

Anatomy

Plant Type

Succulent

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

Orange

Flower Season

Summer

Leaf Color

Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Low, Extra in Summer

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

USDA Zones

9, 10

Sunset Zones

12, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

n/a

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

Summer

Location Uses

Entry, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute

Attracts Wildlife

Birds

Information by: PlantMaster

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