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Products > Aeonium lindleyi var. viscatum 'Irish Bouquet'
Aeonium lindleyi var. viscatum 'Irish Bouquet'

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32° F
Aeonium lindleyi var. viscatum 'Irish Bouquet' – An exceptionally dense compact small sub-shrub, branching from the base and forming a mound to about 8 inches tall and spreading outwards 1 to 2 feet wide with obovate-spathulate green leaves that are densely glandular pubescent, which makes them sticky. The small yellow star-shaped flowers appear in late winter and spring. Plant in full sun to bright shade in a soil that drains well and water occasionally. Protect from frost. This plant is most often marketed just as Aeonium ‘Irish Bouquet’ and while some speculate it is actually a species of the closely related genus Aichryson (which most recently has been subsumed into Aeonium) it really appears to match up better with Aeonium lindleyi var viscatum, though is difficult to distinguish from Aeonium lindleyi var. lindleyi, a variety from Tenerife that is more erect and with thicker hairy leaves or Aeonium goochiae from La Palma that has very thin leaves and pink flowers. Aeonium viscatum comes the island of Gomera that lies between La Palma and Tenerife, where it is often found sprawling down steep slopes below 2,000 feet in elevation. The name from the genus comes for Greek word 'aionion' or 'aionios' meaning immortal or everlasting for its succulent nature and presumed longevity. The specific epithet comes from the root word ‘viscos’ meaning “sticky’ or “viscid”.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Aeonium 'Irish Bouquet'.