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Orostachys hybrids 'Chinese Hat'


Orostachys ‘Chinese Hat’ is a succulent hybrid that forms succulent rosettes of pale silver/grey foliage with yellow flowers.

Orostachys ‘Chinese Hat’ commonly known as Dunce's Cap, is a curious little succulent, closely related to Sedum and Sempervivum with rosettes of pale silver/grey leaves. Grows to 6 inches tall with a 12 inch spread. Flowers form yellow spikes that poke up from the rosettes forming a cone shape. Use in borders, containers, and rockeries. Can survive winter in protected sites especially with overhead protection from hard frost and winter rain. Dormant in winter months.

Common Name: Dunce's Cap

Family: Crassulaceae (The Stonecrop Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour: Grey

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: from low to mountainous, rocky areas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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