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Aeonium 'Purple Queen'
   

 
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
Parentage: (Aeonium arboreum hybrid)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium 'Purple Queen' - Succulent plant to 2 to 3 feet tall with large green-centered red leafy rosettes and yellow flowers in summer. Plant in full (coastal) to part sun in a well-drained soil. Irrigate occasionally to very little. Hardy to 25-30 F. This Aeonium came into our possession labeled 'Purple Queen' with the succulent collection of Alice Waidhofer. We were contacted in March 2008 by Rick Nowakowski of Natures Curiosity Shop who noted that it was his plant and that it was a chance seedling that came up under some large Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' that he had growing at his Bonita, California nursery. He noted that a few other darker seedling germinated at the same time but this one, with greener leaf bases survived. He named it 'Purple Queen' and sold it a few years before losing it in a freeze at his Vista Nursery in the 1990's. It is a very attractive plant with very large rosettes with newly emerging green leaves that are slightly undulated and that darken rapidly with age, giving it a distinctive two tone look.  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 Aeonium 'Purple Queen'.
 
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