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Fact sheet: Baby sunrose

Inch-long, dark green foliage and bright red, aster-like flowers combine to make baby sunrose a spectacular hanging basket or ground cover for small, exposed, well-drained gardens. Glossy foliage sparkles in the sun forming a supurb backdrop displaying the 3/4 inch blossoms nearly year-round. The moderately thick, succulent stems are flexible and easily snapped. They appear to crawl along the soil and hug the ground forming a tight, almost clipped appearance. Plants grow no taller than about 3 to 4 inches.

Scientific name: Aptenia cordifolia
Pronunciation: ap-TEE-nee-uh kor-dif-FOLE-ee-uh
Common name(s): baby sunrose

Fact sheet: Baby sunrose

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