Othonna capensis or little pickles is an extremely hardy South African groundcovering succulent with blue-green leaves and yellow daisy flowers.
Othonna capensis, otherwise known as little pickles, is an extremely hardy South African groundcovering succulent with blue-green, nearly tubular, leaves held vertically that grow in spreading mats like a collection of little bluish pickles. Though it looks like an ice plant this species hails from the Aster Family and sports cute bright yellow daisies from late spring through fall. Grow in sharp drainage in full sun.
Common Name: Little Pickles Ice Plant
Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-10
Light: Full Sun
Height: under 4"
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring - Fall
Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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