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Products > Aeonium 'Jolly Clusters'
 
Aeonium 'Jolly Clusters'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Parentage: (Aeonium tabuliforme hybrid)
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium 'Jolly Clusters' - A flat topped low growing succulent that forms a cluster of densely overlapping bright green slightly hair leaves that lay flat like a group of plates. We have not seen this plant bloom but typically the one known parent species has a solitary rosette and blooms only once when mature with yellow flowers in the spring and then the plant declines. Since this hybrid branches, it is not clear yet whether all rosettes with flower gregariously and then the plant perish or whether some rosettes will bloom while others do not and the plant continue to live. Plant in part sun to full along the coast in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. It has proven hardy to 30 F and likely can take it a bit lower for short durations. This plant should prove to do well in the succulent garden or planted in a rock wall, or in a container. 'Jolly Clusters' is a garden hybrid discovered growing beneath plants of Aeonium tabuliforme growing on a rock wall in the Goleta California garden of plantsman John Bleck. John has many other Aeonium in the garden and the other parent is not known but from the proximity and characteristics of the plant it is certain that the seed parent was Aeonium tabuliforme, a plant native to the Canary Islands that grows as a solitary flat large round rosette that hugs the ground and is aptly commonly called the Dinner Plate Aeonium. Other common names for the species include Flat-topped Aeonium and Saucer Plant. The species received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993. The name "Jolly" used on a series of plants originated with John Bleck's naming of Aeonium 'Jolly Green', a plant he discovered growing in his garden that we firstr introduced in 1998. Since that time we have named several additional plants from his garden using this moniker. We first introduced this selection in 2014.  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 'Jolly Clusters'.
 
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