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Aeonium 'Firecracker' - Firecracker Houseleek
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (Aeonium simsii x A. arboreum 'Zwartkop')
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium 'Firecracker' (Aeonium simsii x A. arboreum 'Zwartkop') - An evergreen clustering succulent that forms a low mound to 6 to 12 inches tall with 3-4 inch wide dark reddish black rosettes with bright green centers composed of lanceolate leaves with narrowed tips and ciliate margins. Plant in a bright partly sunny to coastal full sun in a well-drained soil and water occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to around 25 F. A great plant for use as a groundcover or for a specimen in the garden or container. This is a hybrid between the well-known dark cultivar Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' and a the species Aeonium simsii, a smaller Aeonium with lanceolate leaves that comes from Gran Canaria Island in the Canary Island where it grows at elevations of up to 6000 ft. This plant looks pretty similar to one we have seen named 'Logan Rock' that came from Trewidden Nursery in England, but we received this plant identified only by its hybrid parentage from Santa Barbara succulent collector Tony Krock. Others have called this plant Aeonium 'Firecracker' and so we have gone with this name.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Aeonium 'Firecracker'.
 
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