Chiastophyllum oppositifolium

Light/Partial Shade
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
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Plant Overview

A hardy alpine succulent, closely related to sedum but more suited to shady gardens. A clump-forming perennial, it’s ideal for using to fill gaps in shady borders.

Unusual dangling yellow flowers contrast beautifully with its fleshy leaves from May to September.

Green foliage changes to red as the year progresses.

Drought tolerant when established and awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

An easy and rewarding plant to grow in shady borders or containers, rockeries and rock walls.

Height and Spread: 20cm x 30cm

Common name(s): Lamb's Tail (one of several plants with this common name).

Synonyms: Umbilicus oppositifolius; Cotyledon oppositifolia.

This alpine plant may be supplied in either a 7cm or 9cm pot, depending on the time of year.





Photo: 阿橋 HQ, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.