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.
Information about Aeonium 'Purple Queen' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.