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Red Edged Pig's Ear (Cotyledon)

Cotyledon orbiculata (High Elevation Form)
SKU: HC015186
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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Cotyledon orbiculata (Pig's Ear) is a showy, cold hardy succulent with rounded silver, red-edged leaves. The plant blooms in mid-summer with showy, nodding dusky-pink flowers held on sturdy upright stems.
key features
Botanical Name
Cotyledon orbiculata (High Elevation Form)
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-8" tall (12-15" in bloom)
Bloom Time
Summer to fall


Cotyledon orbiculata (Pig's Ear) has large disk-like silver leaves, edged in red, grow on short stubby stems. Mature plants bloom in summer with candelabras of dusky pink flowers that sit high above the foliage. Excellent as a long-lived container plant for outdoor patios and other garden spaces, it can be brought indoors for winter. Or grow it in a rock garden with excellent drainage and protection from extreme cold. A widespread species native throughout much of South Africa, our collection originates from the highest mountains in the country, the Drakensbergs. 
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