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Products > Kalanchoe 'Pink Zinfandel'
 
Kalanchoe 'Pink Zinfandel'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Madagascar
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (Kalanchoe pumila x ?)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Kalanchoe 'Pink Zinfandel' A small succulent shrub to 18 to 20 inches tall by as wide with 2 inch long ovate leaves scalloped on the upper half that emerge with some green but quickly turn a deep red. In mid spring into summer arise the branched erect inflorescences with small attractive bright pink flowers. Plant in full coastal sun to part shade but best color out in the sun. Irrigate infrequently to occasionally spring to fall. Hardy to around 25 F. While the flowers are a great addition, the foliage color is the primary attraction which makes this a nice plant in a pot, rock garden or with other drought resistant plants in a cactus and succulent garden. This plant was long cultivated at the Huntington Botanic Garden before it was introduced to the trade in 1995 through their International Succulent Introduction as Kalanchoe 'Pink Zinfandel' ISI 95-3. It was originally listed in the garden's accession records as from unknown source, however the late Rogers Weld of Fernwood Nursery in Topanga Canyon thought it was an open pollinated hybrid of Kalanchoe pumila that was selected by Frank Crosby around 1970.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also 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  Kalanchoe 'Pink Zinfandel'.
 
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