Chinese Dunce Cap Seeds

Forms a multitude of conical spires that grow to 6” tall, blossoming with pink and white frilly flowers.

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$2.50

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The Chinese Dunce Cap is a unique succulent that begins as a low, dense spreading mat of lovely, small blue-grey rosettes. It then forms a multitude of conical spires that grow to 6” tall, blossoming with pink and white frilly flowers. They work well in containers, rock gardens, and fairy gardens. After flowering, they die, but will readily self-sow and make side rosettes to repeat the magic every year.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Orostachys iwarenge
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 3 Months
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 3 months before last spring frost
Growing Height Under 6 in. (15 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall
Foliage Grown for Foliage, Succulent
Other Details Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline), 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50