Hylotelephium telephium ‘Autumn Fire’: Midsummer-men


Hylotelephium telephium [Orpine, Livelong, Frog’s-stomach, Harping Johnny, Life-everlasting, Live-forever, Midsummer-men, Orphan John, Witch’s Moneybags] is succulent perennial groundcover of the family Crassulaceae native to Eurasia. The flowers are held in dense heads and can be reddish or yellowish-white. A number of cultivars, often with purplish leaves, are grown in gardens as well as hybrids between this species and the related Hylotelephium spectabile [Iceplant], especially the popular Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ [‘Autumn Joy’].

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Hylotelephium telephium ‘Autumn Fire’ is variety of fall blooming upright Hylotelephium telephium [garden Sedum] considered by many to be an improvement on the variety Hylotelephium telephium ‘Autumn Joy’. Forms sturdy clumps of heat tolerant foliage 18-24 inches tall that bloom with large clusters of dusky-pink flowers in Autumn. Very Hardy.

Photos: Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, GA.[20130901]

Source: Wikipedia, sedumphotos.net

Crassula pellucid variegated: Purple Crassula


It is a fast growing plant with a creeping habit.  Leaves are bright burgundy with white accents.


Crassula is a large genus of succulent plants containing many species.  Crassulas are usually propagated by stem or leaf cuttings.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130516

Source: Wikipedia

Senecio barbertonicus: Barberton Groundsel


The Barberton Groundsel or Succulent Bush Senecio [Senecio barbertonicus]is an evergreen succulent shrub of the family Asteraceae and genus Senecio, native to Southern Africa, named after one of its native localities Barberton and is now also being cultivated elsewhere for its drought resistance, clusters of sweetly scented, golden yellow, tufted flower heads in winter and attractiveness to butterflies, the Painted Lady butterfly [Vanessa cardui] in particular.


A succulent bush growing over 6 feet [2 m] tall and wide with a fleshy trunk, light green, cylindrical, finger-like leaves 2 inches [5 cm] to 4 inches [10 cm] in length and 0.2 inches [0.51 cm] to 0.4 inches [1.0 cm] in diameter, densely packed around the stem and curved at the base to lie parallel to the stem and pointing upwards.  The fragrant yellow flowers produce seeds with a dense tuft of bristles.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20120719

Source: Wikipedia

Faucaria tigrina: Tiger’s Jaw

Tiger’s Jaw [Faucaria tigrina] lives up to its common name. The sharp spines that edge the pairs of speckled leaves look like the teeth of a ferocious tiger. Their unusual leaves make a spectacular addition to a succulent dish garden.

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These South African succulents grow in clumps of stemless, star-shaped rosettes in its dry, rocky native habitat. Yellow, daisy-like flowers may appear on plants that are a few years old.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20120719

Source: Guide to House Plants

Kalanchoe pumila: Blue Pulima

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Kalanchoe pumila is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to Madagascar. It is a spreading, dwarf succulent subshrub growing to 20 cm [8 in] tall and 45 cm [18 in] wide, with arching stems of frosted leaves, and clusters of purple-veined pink flowers in spring.

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The Latin term pumila means dwarf or low-growing.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130124

Source: Wikipedia

Echeveria derenbergii: Painted Lady

Echeveria derenbergii [Painted Lady] is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, endemic to Mexico.

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Echeveria derenbergii is an evergreen perennial succulent, growing to 10 cm [4 in], with a dense basal rosette of pagoda-shaped, frosted, bristle-tipped, fleshy leaves. It bears racemes of bell-shaped yellow flowers with “painted” red tips in winter.

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Echeveria derenbergii is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for rock gardens, and as a potted plant. Like other Echeverias, it rapidly produces a colony of small offsets which can be separated from the parent plant.

Photos: Gardens by the BaySingapore, 20130124

Source: Wikipedia