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Sedum clavatum

May 2014

Sedum clavatum grows as a small-scale ground-cover, branching and making offsets from the base to form a clump spreads outward over time

Lampranthus multiradiatus

April 2014

Some plants flower so profusely that a cloak of brilliant blossoms covers the plant completely. An example is Lampranthus multiradiatus.

Gasteria bicolor

March 2014

Gasteria bicolor is a spring-flowering species, though it may start in the latter part of the winter. The flower stalk may lack branches, but it has a few.

Echeveria gigantea

February 2014

Echeveria gigantea has leaves up to a foot long pale bluish-green in color with a red edge. The margins are smooth,on occasion they may be somewhat wavy.

Aloe petrophila

January 2014

Aloe petrophila is winter-flowering, coming into bloom in May or June in its native South Africa, and in November to December here in California.

Pedilanthus bracteatus

December 2013

Pedilanthus bracteatus is a species from western and southern Mexico, occurring from southern Sonora southward along the Sierra Madre Occidental.

Ruschia marianae

November 2013

Ruschia marianae has trailing stems, but these do not spread widely, and over time it tends to mound and form a small shrublet.

Cleistocactus icosagonus

October 2013

At the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Cleistocactus icosagonus begins flowering in summer and produces multiple flushes of blooms through to early fall.

Mestoklema tuberosum

September 2013

Mestoklema tuberosum has small finger-like leaves which are rounded-triangular in cross-section and with a minutely bumpy texture like that of a tongue.

Yucca schottii

August 2013

Many of the Ruth Bancroft Garden’s various Yucca species come into bloom in the spring, but Yucca schottii is summer-flowering.

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