Aeonium, Giant Velvet Rose
Aeonium canariense

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeonium (ee-OH-nee-um) (Info)
Species: canariense (kuh-nair-ee-EN-see) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fremont, California

Greenbrae, California

La Mesa, California

Reseda, California

Richmond, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

Sonoma, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 14, 2012, catt0es from Fairfield, CA wrote:

Palm bob, indeed they are. But they take a while to bloom and in the meantime make tons of offsets. I started with maybe 20 mother plants, and now I've got hundreds. My first, a canariense, has grown to a 5 by 3.5 foot bush, and has had its massive flower spikes for 1 whole year. The rest of them I propagate so they look like 2 foot lollipops. This way, they don't topple. I don't know how I ended up with so many varieties, my guess is their hybrid strains must revert to some relative. I'm waiting on my plant stock license so I can sell them maybe. I see your a succulent guru. If you wanna trade stuff just let me know.

Positive

On Jul 6, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

So easy to grow here and down Southern Ca, i just stick in the ground, and up they come, whether you want them or not. Very attractive

Neutral

On Mar 18, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Bright green rosettes on rarely branching stems with short, white barely visible fuzz on leaves. Monocarpic species since true Aeonium canariense do not sucker. Most plants identified this in cultivation are hybrids. All forms (are 4 distinct varieties of this species) have varying degrees of fuzz- if no fuzz, not a pure species. Rosettes open up to 8" across.