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Products > Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides
Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides - Desert Dudleya

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: California (U.S.A.)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): No Irrigation required
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides (Desert Dudleya) - A rosette-forming succulent with clusters of 2 to 8 inch wide rosettes of gray-brown 1/2 inch wide 2 to 6 inch long leaves held upright. In late spring to early summer appear the inflorescences - cymes with red stems bearing yellow flowers with fused petals. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil with very infrequent summer irrigation. Can be evergreen or summer deciduous. This plant is native to rocky, often shaded crevices and slopes from 800 to 5,500 feet in the Peninsular Ranges, Desert Mountains and Sonoran Desert. Our plants from seed collected at 4,200 feet on private property within the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park. The genus is named for William R. Dudley (1849-1911) a botanist at Stanford University. The specific epithet is from the Latin words 'saxum' meaning "a rock" and 'incola' meaning "dwelling in" in reference to the rocky habitat this plant if most often found in. The meaning of the subspecies is Aloe-like.  The information presented on this page is based on research that we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information that would aid others in growing Dudleya saxosa ssp. aloides.