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. An attractive compact succulent that is good for a small spot or crevice in the succulent garden or kept as a container plant.
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 lindleyi var. 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 honors the British botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) who was an assistant in Joseph Banks' herbarium and the variety name comes from the root word ‘viscos’ meaning “sticky’ or “viscid”.
The information about Aeonium lindleyi var. viscatum 'Irish Bouquet' 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.