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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.  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 Kalanchoe 'Pink Zinfandel'.
 
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