The species shown here is Drosanthemum hispidum (Linn.). It is a succulent, mound-forming perennial, 60 cm tall, 90 cm wide, leaves up to 2.5 cm long. These leaves and the stems are covered with papillae looking like dew drops or glassy beads, glittering in the sun, hence the common name. Flowers are profuse and a rich purple or lavender. Blooming in summer, this plant forms a dazzling mound of colour for the well-drained garden.
The plant requires full sun and regular watering in summer. It should be kept rather dry in winter, and it does better with good drainage. It is a salt resistant plant.
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That is some gorgeous purple!ReplyDelete
That is an old-fashioned garden plant. I remember this one from my childhood! My mother had them in the garden. Groetjes HettyReplyDelete
Love iceplant - had it at my first house and the same color! Where I live now, all the flowers would be eaten by the deer:)ReplyDelete
This color is amazing, Nick!ReplyDelete
Makes me happy :)
Best wishes - Julia
a marvelous photo of this wonderful flowers.
Wonderful bright color!ReplyDelete
this color! So stunning.
I always enjoy your visits, thank you so much!!
Have a happy weekend ... Frauke
Good morning, Nick,ReplyDelete
WOW, what a colorfull plant!
I wish you a nice weekend,
What beautiful intense colors of these flowers.
I wish you a wonderful weekend.
What a wonderful colour and plant.
Have a nice weekend /Marika
That is the deepest purple I have ever seen.ReplyDelete
Nick, amazing color. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
How pretty that the papillae look like dew drops! Thanks for hosting.ReplyDelete
Wow! Nick, great color, I love them!ReplyDelete
Love these dewflowers Nick, such a gorgeous color and a great photo.ReplyDelete
Heisann, amazing, beautiful colour! Happy weekend ;:OD)ReplyDelete
Wow !! Such a beautiful color !!ReplyDelete
Happy weekend !
This color is amazing, Nick. Have a nice weekend!ReplyDelete
Amazing,beautiful color,keep sharing...ReplyDelete
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