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Lapidaria margaretae


Lapidaria margaretae has succulent leaves in 1 or 2 pairs per plant. They are silver-blue to silver-white often edged with yellow.

Lapidaria margaretae, the Karoo rose, is from a monotypic genus related to Lithops from Namibia and adjacent South Africa. Its succulent leaves can occur in 1 or 2 pairs per plant. They are silver-blue to silver-white often coloured yellow along the leaf edges. The yellow flowers appear in summer. Unlike the photo taken to illustrate the variation in the variety, our plants are potted one per pot. If you order multiples, we will select a contrasting range of colours/forms.

Common Name: Karoo Rose

Family: Aizoaceae (The Carpet Weed Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: under 4"

Width: under 4"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Fine sand and gravel amongst quartz stones.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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