If these beans were a Bertie Bott's flavour, they would taste of sunshine. They're low maintenance so you can relax and take a nap; they like a hot dry brightly lit spot; and they burst into golden flowers in summer. They might also be pork-and-beans flavour, a common name they get from the reddish blush the plant produces in summer as a kind of sunscreen.
APPEARANCE: Low-growing succulent, spreading stems bearing clusters of bean-shaped fleshy green leaves. USE IN: Rockeries, roof gardens, waterwise beds, coastal gardens. Squeezes into small spaces, spreads to provide groundcover in tough locations. Roots along the stems so if you want more of it, encourage it to lay on the soil; and if you don't, pull it up or mulch underneath with stone chips. LOCATION: Plant in free-draining gritty soil in bright sunlight. Will grow in shade but leaf colour may not be as strong. Very happy in rocky sandy soils and exposed locations. Totally if the plant softens, droops, or wrinkles, especially in extended periods of heat. Protect from frost. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 20 cm H x 20 cm W or more 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.