Rosularia platyphylla
Common Name: rosularia 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Crassulaceae
Native Range: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan
Zone: 5 to 10
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Leaf: Evergreen
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil


Best grown in dry to medium moisture, lightly textured, well-draining soil in full to part sun. Prefers drier conditions in winter. In climates with hot summers, some afternoon shade is preferred. When watering, avoid wetting the foliage, as this can lead to rot. Easily propagated by division of offsets. Hardy in Zones 5-10.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Rosularia platyphylla, commonly known as rosularia or Turkish stonecrop, is a rosette-forming succulent found growing either singly or in small groups on rocky terraces and slopes in the mountains of Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, and northwestern China. The rosettes of pale green, finely hairy, spatulate (spoon-shaped) foliage can reach up to 4" in diameter, and may form small, dense groupings of 3-5 rosettes. Upright flowering stalks (up to 6" long) emerge in summer, bearing a panicle of small, white, tubular flowers. This is a slow-growing species that will eventually spread by offsets to fill an 8" area. Its form and habit resemble those of hens and chicks (genus Sempervivum).

The genus name Rosularia means "rosette-shaped" and refers to the growth form of this

The specific epithet platyphylla means "broad-leaved", in reference to the shape of the foliage.


No major pest or disease problems.


Rock gardens, crevices in rock walls, alpine gardens, living walls, or green roofs. Not well suited as a ground cover.