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Aeonium 'Glenn Davidson'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Aeonium 'Glenn Davidson' - A clustering green Aeonium that grows to under 1 foot tall by several feet wide with foliage that blushes pink in summer months when grown in bright light during its rest period and greens up in fall as it starts its active growth period. Pale pink flowers rise above foliage on a tight well branched inflorescence in spring. Plant in full coastal sun, perhaps with some protection from full sun inland. Little is known about the parentage of this plant other than what can be speculated from by its foliage and flowers - one guess suggested by Ruth Bancroft curator Brian Kemble is that Aeonium lancerottensis is possibly involved. What makes this plant so special it that is was the very first succulent plant that Ruth Bancroft planted in what eventually became one of the most extensive succulent gardens in California. The story of this plant is that in the early 1950s Ruth went to the home of a woman named Glenn Davidson in north Berkeley (Kensington) because she had a lot of Oriental things that she was selling and though she saw nothing in the home that she was interested in, Ms. Davidson noted that she also had some plants outside in the garden and Ruth took this one plant home. Though not much is known about Glenn Davison, she was obviously involved in the succulent plant hobby as the eminent plantsman and Echeveria breeder Harry Butterfield noted in the Nov-Dec 1958 Cactus and Succulent Society of American Journal that his cultivar Echeveria 'Edna Spencer' was from "a number of seedling echeveria from seed collected in the garden of the late Glenn Davidson in Berkeley." We were given this plant in 2014 by the Ruth Bancroft Garden to perpetuate its existence and are proud to grow and sell it to honor both Ruth Bancroft and Glenn Davidson. Image on this page courtesy of the Ruth Bancroft Garden  This information about Aeonium 'Glenn Davidson' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.