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Petrophytum

Petrophytum spp.

Petrophytum hendersonii - RHS Garden Harlow Carr - North Yorkshire, England - DSC01454 by Daderot (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Petrophytum Overview

    This genus consists of evergreen summer-flowering shrubs, They are grown for their spikes of small, fluffy flowers. They are fully hardy and grow in full sun with gritty, well drained, alkaline soil. You can propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer or by seed in the autumn.

    Common problems with Petrophytum

    How to propagate Petrophytum

    Cuttings

    Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

    Seed

    Seed in autumn.

    Other uses of Petrophytum

    Grown for their spikes of small, fluffy flowers. It is good for growing on tufa or in alpine houses.