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Black rose aeonium

Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’

Description

Black rose aeonium is a show-stopper. Its nearly black foliage and clusters of yellow flowers bring contrast and drama into any garden planting. This plant is not subtle; instead, it can easily become the center of attention in containers, raised planters and in grouped plantings. This is a winter growing plant that puts on a flush of new leaves just ahead of its flowering cycle.

Black rose aeonium grows well in sunny to partially shaded exposures; avoid planting in hot summer sun locations to avoid burning and drying of its leaves. Winter rains are usually sufficient to provide good moisture for robust growth and flowering; little water is needed throughout the rest of the year.

Plant Type: Succulent
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Foliage Color: Purple
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Season: Winter, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Morning sun, All day sun, Partial sun
Function: Borders, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Near pools and water features, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Container plant
Height: 2 ft. – 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft. – 3 ft.

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