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Hobbit Jade Plant

Crassula ovata 'Hobbit'

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Hobbit Jade Plant foliage

Hobbit Jade Plant foliage

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Hobbit Jade Plant (Crassula ovata 'Hobbit') at The Growing Place

Hobbit Jade Plant

Hobbit Jade Plant

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A compact variety with unusual curled, tubular leaves with spoon-like tips brushed with red; very drought-tolerant and does well in poor soils; pink flowers in fall; an excellent choice for containers and rock gardens

Ornamental Features

Hobbit Jade Plant is bathed in stunning corymbs of pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive succulent narrow leaves emerge light green in spring, turning green in color with prominent red tips the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Hobbit Jade Plant is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Hobbit Jade Plant is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Hobbit Jade Plant will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. This slow-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hobbit Jade Plant is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features