Aeonium
Aeonium 'Starburst'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeonium (ee-OH-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Starburst

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bronze-Green

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Mottled

Good Fall Color

Succulent

Pink

Red

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is monocarpic

This plant is fire-retardant

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bonsall, California

Grover Beach, California

Lakeside, California

Vista, California

Perkins, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 17, 2014, JeffSers from Lakeside, CA wrote:

Great grower! I have this next to my 'Sunburst' for the contrast. 'Starburst's colors are literally the opposite of 'Sunburst'. Must be in shade during the summer months, or it will get burn on the leaves and possibly die. Other than that, very easy to grow.

Originated as a sport of 'Sunburst', which is thought to be a variegated form of A. davidbramwellii.

Because it looks so much like A. davidbramwellii, I believe that the original sport was a partial reversion from 'Sunburst' back to A. davidbramwellii

Neutral

On Nov 23, 2009, wiggiej from Ann Arbor, MI wrote:

I bought a plant that was sold as Aeonium 'Lemon-Lime' that looks to be a 'Starburst'. The seller claims that these names refer to the same plant. I don't see any reason to doubt this.

Positive

On Aug 3, 2008, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

This plant is another form of the same cultivar that is identified as A. 'Sunburst'. However, it is unique from 'Sunburst' and as such as been named 'Starburst'.

It, like 'Sunburst' is thought to be a form of A. davidbramwellii, though its true origin is unknown.

It grows well in full sun and reaches up to 2 feet tall and in the shade will grow 18" across.

It is an opportunistic grower here in No. San Diego county. It grows all seasons, but grows best when temperatures are between 55F and 85F.

bob

bob