Chiastophyllum oppositifolium


A very useful succulent, alpine plant, related to sedums but suited to partial shade. Its common name is Lamb’s Tail…

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Chiastophyllum oppositifolium is a succulent, alpine plant, closely related to sedums but more suited to dappled or partial shade. Its common name is Lamb’s Tail and it is a clump-forming perennial which will fill those difficult gaps in shady borders, where its unusual dangling yellow flowers contrast beautifully with its fleshy leaves which change colour from mid-green to red.

Chiastophyllum oppositifolium is easy to grow, performs well and is also suitable for growing in containers, rockeries and walls. It flowers throughout the spring & summer.

More Details:

Family: Crassulaceae
Syn: Umbilicus oppositifolius
Common Name: Lamb’s Tail
Native: the Caucasus
Height x Spread: 30cm x 15cm (12″ x 6″)
Soil Type: Well Drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Aspect: Part Shade
UK Hardiness: Hardy
Flowering Time: March, April, May, June
Flower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Red
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Additional information

Weight 150 g
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 15 cm


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