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Aeonium 'Purple Queen'
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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' - This succulent plant grows 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. One of the nice larger leafed dark Aeonium cultivars that makes a great statement in the succulent garden. 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.

Aeonium 'Purple Queen' came into our possession so labeled with the succulent collection of Alice Waidhofer. We were contacted in March 2008 by the late 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. 

This information about Aeonium 'Purple Queen' 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.