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Products > Scopelogena verruculata
 
Scopelogena verruculata
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aizoaceae (Ice Plants)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [S. vereculata, Malephora crocea, Hort.]
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Scopelogena verruculata - A low growing succulent from South Africa that forms dense mats of growth about 8 inches tall with upright small narrow gray-green leaves and fragrant pale yellow flowers in mid-spring. Plant in full sun to light shade in moderately well-drained soil. Tolerates dry conditions and moderate frost - Hardy to at least 25 F. We received this plant unnamed from Montecito Clivia grower Glynne Couvillion and have mistakenly been offering it for several years as Malephora crocea. Our thanks to John Bleck and Steven Hammer for getting us the correct name for this beautiful and useful plant. It is an exceptionally good groundcover - we have a solid planting in the nursery that is about 20 feet across and only about 8 inches tall - a real treat to the eyes and nose when in full bloom in late April and early May. The name Scopelogena is from the Greek 'scopelos' (stone or rock) and 'genos' (child or descendant) and the specific name 'verruculata' is dimunitive of the Latin word 'verruca' (wart) for "small warty" surface of the leaves.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Scopelogena verruculata.
 
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