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Orostachys 'Chinese Hat'

Orostachys 'Chinese Hat'

 - syn. O. boehmeri 'Chinese Dunce Cap'

An interesting little succulent from Japan with rosettes of very pale grey leaves. In late summer and autumn, 5-10cm pale yellow flower spikes poke up from the rosettes forming cone shapes that resemble a Chinese hat.

Price: 31.50 (Excluding VAT at 20%)

Unit Description:

100 Plants / Tray

Resilience:

Half-hardy

Habit:

Mat Forming

Flowering Time:

April - May

Height x Spread:

15 x 30 cm

Available to Order:

September - June

Recommend Sales:

January - September

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Consumer Information

Alternative Names:

syn. O. boehmeri 'Chinese Dunce Cap'

Narrative Description:

An interesting little succulent from Japan with rosettes of very pale grey leaves. In late summer and autumn, 5-10cm pale yellow flower spikes poke up from the rosettes forming cone shapes that resemble a Chinese hat.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun with free-draining soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

Excellent for border fringes, raised beds, rockeries, gravel gardens or in alpine tubs and bowls.

Resilience:

Half-hardy

Habit:

Mat Forming

Height x Spread / Trail:

15 x 30 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Summer

Autumn

Flower Colour:

Foliage Colour:

silver/grey

Flowering Time:

April - May

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Container

Rockery

Prefers:

Full Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

Can survive winter in very well protected situations, especially if sheltered from hard frosts.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

CRASSULACEAE

Genus:

Orostachys

Species:

iwarenge

Cultivar:

Chinese Hat

Alternative Names:

syn. O. boehmeri 'Chinese Dunce Cap'

Category:

Alpines

Recommended Pot Sizes:

9cm

11cm

1Ltr

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

28 weeks over Winter

14 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires infrequent feeding (Low EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

September - June

Recommended Sales Window:

January - September

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:25/18
Qty:15

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

Point of Sale Material:

Midi 12cm (5)

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Common Diseases:

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.

Qty Discounts Available

  • for orders over 50 trays + additional discounts when placed 16 weeks in advance

Min Order 10 Trays

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