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Edithcolea grandis (Persian carpet flower)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.15m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Edithcolea grandis

Other names

Persian carpet flower

Genus

Edithcolea Edithcolea

Species

E. grandis - E. grandis is a tender, variable, decumbent to semi-erect succulent with sharply-toothed, five-angled, grey-green stems and, from summer into early autumn, stalked, hairy-margined, brown flowers heavily spotted with maroon or red.


Edithcolea grandis is: Evergreen

Habit

Drooping, Erect

Flower

Brown, Spotted, Red, Maroon in Summer; Maroon, Brown, Spotted, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Insignificant or absent in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free

Black rot Black rot

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed or separate rooted sections.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Edithcolea grandis (Persian carpet flower) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.15m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Indoor, Rock

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in full light in equal mix loam-based compost & grit. Top-dress with grit. Water moderately & feed monthly in growth; keep barely wet in winter. Outdoors, grow in sharply drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Edithcolea grandis

Other names

Persian carpet flower

Genus

Edithcolea Edithcolea

Species

E. grandis - E. grandis is a tender, variable, decumbent to semi-erect succulent with sharply-toothed, five-angled, grey-green stems and, from summer into early autumn, stalked, hairy-margined, brown flowers heavily spotted with maroon or red.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Drooping, Erect


Colour

Flower

Brown, Spotted, Red, Maroon in Summer; Maroon, Brown, Spotted, Red in Autumn

Foliage

Insignificant or absent in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease-free

Specific diseases

Black rot

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed or separate rooted sections.

Propagation methods

Seed, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Edithcolea grandis (Persian carpet flower) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.15m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Indoor, Rock

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in full light in equal mix loam-based compost & grit. Top-dress with grit. Water moderately & feed monthly in growth; keep barely wet in winter. Outdoors, grow in sharply drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11, Zone 10

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