I purchased one from Cottage Gardens of Petaluma (highly recommended, by the way) in a 4 inch liner about 2 months ago. The current spread of this plant is over 12 inchs and the new leaves are a stunning blue-white. It is my current favorite (changes all of the time). Easy to grow as we come to winter, I probably will not water it at all.
On Aug 20, 2012, Baja_Costero from Baja California Mexico (Zone 11) wrote:
Native of Baja California's northwest Pacific coast and nearby environs. Two forms in nature and cultivation: one pale green and smooth, the other silver blue and covered with a fine powder. Both forms develop a (relatively) extended caudex with advanced age, covered tightly with dry leaf remains and flower stalks. Leave the dry leaves on the plant to avoid exposing the caudex and disfiguring the plant.
Like other Dudleyas, it tends to be most active during the winter, which is when it receives rain in habitat. Flowers in spring to early summer attract hummingbirds. By mid summer (dry season) plants typically have shrunken up and slowed way down. Avoid overwatering at this time.
Grows best in strong light, up to day-long sun. (Typically found in exposed rocky locations in nature.) Some plants develop attractive orange and red highlights in the sun. Flower stems may be the same color as the leaves, but often blush red.
D. brittonii may look vegetatively similar to D. pulverenta, but its flowers are different (among other ways yellow, not red).
On Jun 21, 2011, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
this is a natural form of Dudleya brittonii found in nature so it not really a 'cultivar'. But it is seen far less often in cultivation simpy because it is less desirable, though it is still a striking and larger dudleya. This plant has no dusting whatsoever and leaves are almost shiny and more rubbery than it's white counterpart.
On Feb 16, 2004, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
A nearly white plant, usually solitary and great accent for xeriscape gardens. Pretty hardy in So Cal with few areas it can't survive in, except shady, moist areas. Green forms of this exist as well... as do some suckering forms. Though rare and collector's items, the green ones rarely end up in cultivation.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Phoenix, Arizona , California Brentwood, California Reseda, California San Leandro, California East Peoria, Illinois