Joy Creek Nursery

145-002   Chiastophyllum oppositifolium 'Jim's Best'  

Chiastophyllum oppositifolium 'Jim's Best'
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This charming succulent from the Caucasus is sadly underused in gardens. The leathery foliage has a broad creamy yellow margin with a puddle of green in the center. It is evergreen and so is valuable in a part shade rockery. In the winter the leaves take on apricot tones. It is the spring show of arching flower stems that makes Chiastophyllum oppositifolium `Jim's Best' the most memorable. The bell-shaped flowers are small but vibrant and form densely on the branched racemes.

Late spring to early summer.  6-8 in. x 6 in.

Yellow flowers

Part Shade     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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