Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Silver Peak’
You will notice that many of our Succulent varieties come from the Crassulaceae Family of plants originating in Africa. This is the stonecrop family, which grows hearty, upright plants that are very drought and heat resistant, and come in many different shapes and sizes. Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Silver Peak’ is one of our more stately specimens, growing up to 20 inches high, with its fleshy grey/green paddle shaped leaves often margined in a beautiful rust color. During bloom, 1-2 foot tall flower stalks bear coral colored bell shaped blossoms. It can be planted in well drained soil in a sunny or mostly sunny part of your garden, and contrasts well with brighter greens and color. It will fit right in with Blue fescue grass, and some fuchsias or sages will contrast well with its grey hue, and draw out the rust lined leaves with their matching flowers. They almost look blue next to the right plant, and can bring an otherworldly feeling to your garden area.
Other Genera that we grow in the Crassulaceae family are: Aeoneum, Echeveria, Graptopetalum, Kalanchoe, Sedum, Sempervivum, and a few others! We are currently growing Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Silver Peak’ in 1 gallon containers. Give us a call, ‘Like’ us on Face book, or visit our website at www.clearwatercolor.com to learn more about this and other plants we grow at our nursery!