plant of the month

Purple Dyckia cultivars include "Burgundy Ice", "Grape Jelly" and "Cherry Coke"

Dyckias grow in so many different colors and shapes that even collectors aren't sure of their true species names. They are silver and hairy, slick and purple, or green and smooth. April's plant of the month is Purple Dyckia, and all of its many cultivars, for its year round contrast to the other colors in the garden.

 Dyckias are blooming now in fiery shades of orange

Dyckias are blooming now in fiery shades of orange

 Dyckia's vibrant foliage provides year-round contrasting color and evergreen structure in the garden

Dyckia's vibrant foliage provides year-round contrasting color and evergreen structure in the garden

 Dyckias can look like colorful sea anemones among other contrasting succulents

Dyckias can look like colorful sea anemones among other contrasting succulents