This mossy plant's other common names of wallpepper and stonecrop indicate where it likes to grow - walls, rockeries, poor shallow soil, and stony places with really good drainage. It will grow in garden beds but is very useful for drought gardens, rockeries, roof gardens, beach gardens and other places where fussier plants struggle. Hi-vis yellow nectar-rich flowers are the icing on this little battler's cake.
APPEARANCE: Tough, resilient, drought tolerant spreading succulent with mossy-looking lime green foliage and heaps of starry luminous yellow flowers in summer. Name is pronounced "akray" as it comes from the same root as acrid, ie bitter. USE IN: Rockeries, roof gardens, waterwise beds, coastal gardens. Makes a fun lawn alternative if it doesn't get walked on too much; unrivalled for dry poor soils where little else thrives. LOCATION: Plant in free-draining gritty soil in bright sunlight. Very happy in rocky sandy soils and exposed locations. Totally cold hardy. CARE: Almost none required. If it spreads too much, pull it up - the roots are shallow and fine. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 10 cm H x 60 cm W YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants with a healthy young root system and will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. Your plants may be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.