Aeonium Garnet is a hybrid created by Jack Catlin by crossing Aeonium Schwarzkopf and Aeonium tabuliforme. Three plants emerged from the cross, with one not being able to survive. The remaining sister plant being named Aeonium Zwartkin is similar to
Aeonium G. with a slightly different leaf structure and color. Aeonium G. shows the low-growing nature of tabuliforme while having the deep color of Zwartkopf.
Over time, Aeonium Garnet will become a multi-branched low shrub-like succulent of multiple dense rosettes. In bright light the rosettes are deep bronze burgundy on their edges with some green in the center. In lower light levels the entire plant will be green.
In spring the aeonium blooms, sending up conical clusters of small bright yellow flowers of typical crassulaceae structure. Flowering taxes the plant and blooming stems may die back.
Aeonium Garnet works well in containers, alone, or combined with other succulents. It is also at home in succulent garden borders and in xeriscape and rock gardens. Aeonium Garnet creates visual interest wherever it is located. Its deep burgundy leaf color, bright green center and symmetrical form make it a nice companion to drought tolerant grasses as well.
Aeoniums are a popular type of stonecrop. There are varieties in size, color, shape, and hardiness and work well in xeroscapes as well as arrangements on a large or small scale.
Common Names: Garnet Aeonium, ‘Irish Eyes’ Aeonium
Origin: Hybrid cross
Size Label: 1 Gallon
Cold Tolerance: 25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
Heat Tolerance: High heat tolerance.
Light Requirement: Light shade to full sun for best color
Water needs: Very drought tolerant
Maintenance: Remove spent flower spikes as desired.
Uses: This plant works well in containers, alone, or combined with other succulents. It is also at home in succulent garden borders and in xeriscape and rock gardens. The deep bronze-burgundy rosettes centered with green create visual interest wherever it is located. Its color and form make it a nice companion to drought tolerant grasses as well.
Propagation: Aeonium ‘Garnet’ is can be propagated by stem cuttings.
Problems: Root rot in poor draining soils. Snails are may eat young leaves.
There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA. For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
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