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Aeonium 'Cyclops' - Giant Red Aeonium
  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Parentage: (Aeonium undulatum X A.arboreum 'Zwartkop')
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium 'Cyclops' (Giant Red Aeonium) - This beautiful tall succulent has rosettes of dark reddish-bronze leaves on stems to 3 to 4 feet tall with newest emerging leaves green which gives the rosette a green eye. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. It should be cold hardy to about 25 F. This hybrid was created by eminent southern California horticulturist Jack Catlin by crossing Aeonium undulatum with Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'. Another Catlin hybrid that we grow with the same parentage is called 'Voodoo'. 'Cyclops' has the stronger green eye while 'Voodoo' tends to be more of a solid dark color and grows larger.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or have additional cultural tips that would aid others growing Aeonium 'Cyclops' .
 
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