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Lenophyllum texanum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Lenophyllum texanum

Charlie Brown's Texas Sedum

Item #: 9918

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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(aka: Sedum texanum) You're probably asking yourself...what's a lenophyllum? Well, you're not alone...lenophyllum is a monotypic genus (there is only one) and a sedum relative from Texas, where it's known only from two Zone 9 coastal counties. It obviously didn't get the hardiness memo, as it's been fine here for the last 8 years. I could lie and say it's really attractive, but I won't. Don't get me wrong, it's not ugly...just think of it as Charlie Brown's sedum. The orostachys-like rosette phase is fairly attractive, but the semi-lax stems that follow, clothed with irregularly spaced succulent green leaves, just sort of lay there until they are ready to produce 1' tall stalks of small yellow flowers. So, why should you grow lenophyllum? Because it's native, it's lonely, and because none of your gardening friends will have one. Be aware that it may fall all to pieces in shipping, but just dump the pieces back in the pot and it'll be fine.

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