Plant of the Month-Ghost Plant
Ghost Plants get their name because of the pale appearance of their leaves. They are succulent plants and like most succulents require very little water. In the last year I have seen a real interest in succulent plants in the landscape. Living in Central Texas and being very concerned about using drought tolerant plants in our landscapes, this one fits the bill. If you are looking for a plant that is hardy, easy to grow and adds interest to your garden because of the color and cascading way it grows, then this plant is a great choice.
Characteristics: Rosettes grow at the tips of the ever-lengthening stems creating cascading results.
Growth rate: Moderate
Average size: 7-12″ Tall and 6-12″ Spread
Special Features: Leaves and cuttings, root effortlessly making Ghost plants one of the easiest succulents to propagate.
Foliage color: In partial shade foliage tends to be blueish gray, in full sun more pinkish gray.
Blooms: In late spring producing sprays of star shaped yellow flowers.
Flower color: Yellow blossom.
Flower attributes: Attracts Bees
Garden Uses: Great for rock gardens, ground cover and does well in containers and hanging baskets. Does best in full sun but will grow in filtered sun. Cluster around boulders or use in rock gardens. Versatile, hardy and easy to grow with good drainage. Deer resistant.