Aeonium
Aeonium simsii

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeonium (ee-OH-nee-um) (Info)
Species: simsii (SIM-see-eye) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Bronze-Green

Succulent

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Carlsbad, California

Napa, California

Richmond, California

San Leandro, California

Vista, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 30, 2010, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I had seen hybrids of this for years but never came across the pure species until just recently... it is no wonder it is not a commonly grown plant... it is a low-growing, very soft, flismy-leaved plant that frankly looks a lot more like a weed than a rare succulent. Leaves have a row of fine, parallel hairs along the leaf margins. It is unlike any other Aeonium I have seen.

Positive

On Dec 23, 2004, dennisware from Guelph, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful foliage before blooming. Cut back after blooming.