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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' - 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. This is a great plant for use as a groundcover or for a specimen in the garden or container.

Aeonium 'Firecracker' 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 also 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', so we have gone alone with this name. 

This information about Aeonium 'Firecracker' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.