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Little Pickles (Crassothonna)

Crassothonna capensis
SKU: HC018214
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Crassothonna capensis, known by common names Little Pickles or Ruby Necklace, is an eye-catching succulent with trailing foliage. From mid-spring to fall, sweet yellow flowers appear, emerging from violet-hued buds. An excellent choice for dry, sunny spots or containers where you can enjoy them up close. Easy to grow, Little Pickles is sure to spark a conversation.
key features
Botanical Name
Crassothonna capensis
Attracts Butterflies, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Container Planting, Rock Gardens, Erosion Control
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Mature Height
4-8" tall
Mature Spread
9-12" wide
Bloom Time
Spring to summer


Crassothonna capensis (Little Pickles) is a charming addition to a xeriscape or container garden. Plant Crassothonna capensis in a full sun location where its unique foliage can be enjoyed. An excellent container, wall, or rock garden plant, place it where it can trail over edges. The mid-spring, daisy-like yellow flowers are ½ inch wide and are long-blooming. The blooms tend to remain closed on cloudy days. Adaptable to many soil types, good drainage is the key to success. It’s a true sun lover but will tolerate some dappled shade. Tolerant of salt, it’s an excellent choice for a seaside garden. It will go dormant in winter. Crassothonna capensis is native to the Eastern Cape province of South Africa where it is found growing in dry, rocky scrublands.