Chinese Dunce Caps

Orostachys iwarenge
Size: Standard
4 inches high x 10 inches wide
Zone 4/5
Full Sun

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Hailing from the Far East, Dunce Caps start as a low spreading mat of lovely small blue-gray rosettes. It soon forms a multitude of pinkish conical spires—think an elfin cityscape! By September the spires reach 6 inches tall with pink and white frilly flowers. Will die back after flowering but it self-sows to repeat the show next season. Perfect for containers, rock, fairy and vertical gardens. It may be small but what a show-stopper!

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.