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Aeonium 'Starburst'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

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:
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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

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JeffSers 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 wiggiej 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 thistlesifter 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.




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

Bonsall, California
Grover Beach, California
Lakeside, California
Vista, California
Perkins, Oklahoma

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