Our Plants

July 2003 Plant Highlight: Tylecodon dinteri
  Image of T. dinteri   Image of T. dinteri flower

Tylecodon dinteri, located in The Garden in Bed 7E and Yucca Flat, adds a splash of yellow to the summer garden. Tylecodon is an anagram of Cotyledon. Tylecodons were part of the genus Cotyledon until 1978, when the group was removed and renamed as a new genus. Tylecodons and Cotyledons differ in several ways. All Tylecodons are winter growers and are deciduous in summer. Cotyledons can be winter or summer growers and do not lose their leaves. During the summer, Tylecodons flower and then shed their leaves as they go dormant. T. dinteri is in full flower in The Garden this month, with bright yellow flowers and yellow-green leaves. Be sure to visit The Garden to see this wonderful plant. 

Text and Photos by Brian Kemble

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The mission of the Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc. is to preserve this exceptional example of garden design and to continue to develop its collection of water-conserving plants for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Centennial Celebration
We are celebrating Garden Founder Ruth Bancroft's 100th year throughout 2009. If you would like to get involved in this historic milestone, you can help by contributing to the Centennial Fund or by attending on of our many special events this year.
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