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Crassula schmidtii

Crassulaceae
Perennials

CRASSULA

These are mostly South Africa natives. All have succulent foliage; many have strange geometric forms. Excellent in containers.

Need good drainage. May not survive winter frosts without overhead protection. To cope with extreme summer heat in desert zones 12 and 13, grow in containers or coolest sites (such as a northern exposure). 

Crassula schmidtii

Mat-forming, spreading plant to 4 in. tall, 1 ft. wide, with long, slender, rich green leaves. Clusters of small dark rose or purplish flowers put on a show in winter and spring. Good choice for containers or rock gardens.

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