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Aeonium nobile - Noble Aeonium
   

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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 on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Aeonium nobile.
 
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