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Products > Aeonium 'Jolly Green'
Aeonium 'Jolly Green'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium 'Jolly Green' - This succulent spreads horizontally, staying 12 to 18 inches tall by up to 6 feet wide with each stem ending in tight 8- to 10-inch-wide green tight cupped rosette with narrow green lanceolate leaves pointed upward. In summer appear the pale greenish yellow flowers. Plant in full to part sun and irrigate occasionally to infrequently - this is a drought tolerant and has proven to be cold hardy for short duration temperatures down to about 25 degrees F.

This variety received its name from the world renown Aloe breeder and senior Santa Barbara plantsman, John Bleck, because of its green foliage and robust spreading growth habit reminded him of the smiling mascot of the frozen vegetable brand Green Giant that originated in a 1925 marketing campaign used by the Minnesota Valley Canning Company for a new larger variety of Pea. John's original plant has been a durable 12- to 18-inch-tall spreading groundcover that formed a solid stand about 6 feet wide. This plant was a spontaneous seedling hybrid resulting from unintentional hybridization between several species of Aeonium that were planted in his garden.

San Marcos Growers first introduced this very popular succulent plant to the horticultural trade in 1998 and has continued to grow this great landscape plant ever since. It was the first of a series of plants we received from John Bleck that we gave the "Jolly" moniker to, including Aeonium 'Jolly Towers', Aeonium 'Jolly Clusters' and Senecio 'Jolly Gray'

This information about Aeonium 'Jolly Green' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.