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Aeonium nobile - Noble Aeonium

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: Red
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aeonium nobile (Noble Aeonium) - A robust species that forms large rosettes to 12 to 15 inches across with thick fleshy orange to red-tinged olive-green rounded-tip triangular leaves that form atop a stout upright unbranched stem 1 to 2 feet tall. After several years the plant matures and in late winter to spring produces a large inflorescence that rises on a red stalk to display a flattened capitate head over 1 foot wide and nearly as tall with many small star-shaped red flowers with white anthers. This is one of the monocarpic species of Aeonium so it only flowers once but then often gardeners are rewarded with many seeds to perpetuate this beautiful plant. Grows well in shade but develops the red coloration best when grown in full coastal sun or at least part sun inland. Here on the coast it is drought tolerant but tolerates regular irrigation so long as the soil is very well draining. Hardy to the mid to low 20's F with reported leaf damage around 20F. An easy to grow plant that is great planted in a dry succulent planting or used as an unusual potted specimen. This species is a bit rarer than most other Aeonium and many consider it to be the best of the genus. This plant is endemic to the Canary Islands where it can be found growing in lava rock and experiences dry summers while the plant is dormant.  The information about Aeonium nobile displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.