Aeonium atropurpurea

The speicies is native to Gran Carnaria Island in the Canary Islands. $6.50

This succulent forms branches up to 3 ft. tall. It is native to the Canary Islands and grows well along the coast. This is a pretty medium-sized purple aeonium. It forms clumps of 2-3 feet tall stems topped with rosettes of purple black leaves.

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Aeonium atropurpurea

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Aeonium arboreium 'Atropurpureum'
  • Common Names:  
    Purple Aeonium
  • Family:  
    Crassulaceae
  • Origin:  
    Canary Islands
  • Size Label:  
    The speicies is native to Gran Carnaria Island in the Canary Islands.
  • Height:  
    2-3 feet
  • Width:  
    1-2 feet
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F, -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    High heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Part Shade to full sun along the coast.
  • Water needs:  
    Drought tolerant, water deeply, but infrequently.
  • Maintenance:  
    Remove spent flower stalks as desired.
  • Uses:  
    This is a great plant for bringing contrasting dark foliage into xeriscape andlow-water gardens. It looks nice contrasted with gray or silver-blue foliage and is also interesting rising through shorter ornamental grasses. It also works well in containers – alone or combined with other succulents.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant can be propagated from stem cuttings or grown from seed. When stems become too tall, cut them and allow the cut to dry, then replant the cut stem. The old stems sprout new growth and eventually branch to become a multi-headed plant.
  • Problems:  
    Snails and slugs will eat and damage leaves and poor draining soils or overly wet conditions will cause root rot.
  • Special notes:  
    This is a pretty medium-sized purple aeonium. It forms clumps of 2-3 feet tall stems topped with rosettes of purple black leaves. It is largely a winter grower and is will go dormant in warm, dry summers. The plant blooms in late spring to summer, sending up conical clusters of small bright yellow star-shaped flowers typical of its family. Flowering taxes the plant and blooming stems usually die. This plant received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Meritin 1999. It is a shorter grower than 'zwartkopf' and more vigorous.