I’m a busy girl with a red brick, full sun patio that just cooks plants. So I need something hardy that can stand up to the heat and doesn’t require much water. Succulents seem to be able to handle my neglect and the patio space. Here’s a tour of what I’m growing…
Sempervivum -- I think this is also called ‘hen and chicks’ because it sprouts a bunch of babies from the main plant.
Mesa Verde –This is a trailing plant and it is draping itself very romantically over the edges of my planter boxes and cascading nicely to the ground.
Erythraeum –I’ve got this growing in a couple of Mexican terra cotta pots. The terra cotta is a nice contrast to the soft blue-green of the leaves.