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Aeonium 'Alice Keck Park'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green & White
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (Aeonium canariense hybrid?)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium 'Alice Keck Park' - This hybrid Aeonium is found throughout gardens in Santa Barbara including large plantings in Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden in the downtown. This plant has been mostly passed around by gardeners unnamed but is thought to be an Aeonium canariense hybrid. It has 6 to 10 inch long green leaves with red tinges that form rosettes that look like 12 to 18 inch wide flat dinner plates. It forms very attractive large clumps. When a rosette matures it sends up a 2 to 3 foot flower stalk of greenish-white flowers. The flowers, while interesting, are not as attractive as the foliage on this plant. As the attached rosette dies back when flowering it is best to trim out flowering plants shortly after flowering. Plant in full sun (coastal) to light shade in a well-drained soil and give occasional to regular irrigation. We have seen this plant growing in gardens that get light frosts and speculate that it will tolerate temperatures down to 28 F without damage. We also have a second form from Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden that does not seem to bloom. We are calling this form 'Carol'. Both forms were shared with us by Santa Barbara City Parks Gardener Carol Terry. San Marcos Growers first introduced this plant to the horticultural trade in 2004.  This information about Aeonium 'Alice Keck Park' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments 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 it.
 
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