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Aeonium aboreum var. atropurpureum 'Zwartkop'

Zwartkop Aeonium

Royal Pinwheel
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aeonium aboreum var. atropurpureum 'Zwartkop'
Principal Common Name Zwartkop Aeonium
Common Name(s) Royal Pinwheel
Synonym
Description Pinwheels" of deep purple leaves that look like year-round flowers. The long bare stems bear large terminal rosettes of very dark purple (seemingly black) leaves. 3-5 feet tall. Huge, brilliant, canary yellow flower spikes in winter.
General Comments Among the most useful succulents for the drought tolerant garden. Plants can be used as a focal point in the garden or as a sculptural element. Protect from frost as stems will freeze at around 28° F.
Origin
Nativity Canary Islands
Height Range 3 - 5 FT
Spread Range 3 - 5 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 15 : 16 : 17 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green : Purple-Black
Leaf Texture Glossy : Thick
Form Shrub : Succulent
Flower Color Bright Yellow : Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Morning Sun : Full sun on coast - shade inland desert
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Seasonal - winter water : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Form : Leaf : Other : Seaside tolerant : Texture

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