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Products > Dudleya 'Palos Verdes'
 
Dudleya 'Palos Verdes' - White Live for Ever
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Coral
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Dudleya brittonii x D. pulverulenta?)
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Dudleya 'Palos Verdes' - A beautiful large rosette-forming succulent with chalky-gray lance-shaped leaves and tall branching wands of salmon-orange flowers in late spring and early summer. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally to very litte. Hardy to at least 25 F and likely hardy to below 20 F. This plant was found in a garden in Palos Verdes, California, though the plant had originally been purchased unnamed in a Santa Barbara retail nursery. The foliage of this plant looks a bit like Dudleya pulverulenta but with thicker white leaves and an upright-branching stout inflorescence that has stout pinkish stems and lanceolae bracts with salmon-colored flowers. It also appears to be much more garden friendly than D. pulverulenta which seems to perish if not planted on its side is very well-drained soil. We sent pictures of this plant around to Dudleya experts and one possibility suggested by Stephen McCabe, botanist and Curator of Succulents at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, is that the plant is a hybrid between Dudleya brittonii and D. pulverulenta or even a second generation with this parentage. We are calling it 'Palos Verdes' for the garden it was found in.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and 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 if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Dudleya 'Palos Verdes'
 
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