hortulus's Jade rose x 1 Established
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An old hybrid from the 1950s, presumed to be a cross of E. elegans × E. agavoides, that we love and keep going (this particular clone doesn’t seem to be in the trade these days, though other plants are being offered under the ‘Gilva’ hybrid name).
This ‘Gilva’ clone multiplies well, stays low making a good ground cover. The pale leaves have a waxy depth, suggesting jade, never muddied by a pinkish tint (as in some other clones), fading to yellow as they age. The spring flower stems are generally two branched, presumably influenced by the E. agavoides parent, but otherwise very much like E. elegans, which has unbranched spikes.
10 May 2002
Established day 0