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Aeonium 'Blackbeard' - Blackbeard Aeonium
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Parentage: (A. arboreum hybrid)
Height: 2-4 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
A beautiful succulent with rosettes of green-centered dark reddish-bronze leaves on stems to 2 to 4 feet tall. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. It should be cold hardy to about 25 F. This plant is similar in size and color to Aeonium 'Cyclops' but is lower branching to form more of a mass of rosettes rather than the tall bare stems of Cyclops and Voodo. This plant came tagged as 'Blackbeard' with a collection of Aeonium received from Stockton succulent grower Alice Waidhoffer in 2005. We have not found anyone else growing this plant or much information about who hybridized it but we think it a very attractive cultivar. In 2010 we received news from John Matthews, a succulent collector and Huntington Botanic Garden volunteer, that the late Jack Catlan had this plant in his collection and thought it to be a hybrid between Aeonium simsii and A. 'Zwartkop' and had first received it from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Aeonium 'Blackbeard'.
 
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