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Aeonium 'Gary's Shadow'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [A. 'Welker's Wonder']
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium 'Gary's Shadow' A beautiful succulent found in a nearby Santa Barbara garden that appears to be a hybrid of Aeonium canariense or perhaps Aeonium virgineum. It forms low clumps of 1-foot-wide rosettes that are made up from 4- to 8-inch-long pale green leaves that are narrowed toward the base and wide and rounded near the tip with a small pointed apex. The edge of the leaves are sometimes lightly marked with red and both the upper and lower surfaces are covered in soft downy hairs. In late spring mature rosettes produce a stout inflorescence with delicate side branches bearing whitish-yellow flowers. The flowers, while interesting, are not as attractive as the foliage on this plant.

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 26 F without damage.

This plant came from the garden of Gary Welker and Paul Hallam. San Marcos Growers introduced this plant to the horticultural trade in 2009. 

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