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Products > Dyckia 'Jim's Red'
 
Dyckia 'Jim's Red'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Bromeliaceae (Bromeliads)
Origin: South America
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Dyckia 'Jim's Red' - Rosette forming terrestrial bromeliad to 18" wide with spine-margined red strap-shaped leaves (to over 1" wide at base) and tall wands of orange flowers in late summer - this plant blooms later than many other Dyckia that bloom in late spring to early summer. Over time it forms a dense clump up to 2 feet tall. Plant in full sun for best foliage color. Water infrequently. Has sustained temperatures down to 18 F without damage. This plant is probably a named cultivar along the lines of 'Cherry Cola' or 'Port Wine' but until we get it properly identified we are calling it 'Jim's Red' so named for Jim Prine, a Santa Barbara succulent collector from whose garden we dug this beauty.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dyckia 'Jim's Red'.
 
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