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Products > Aeonium 'Mint Saucer'
Aeonium 'Mint Saucer' - Green Aeonium
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium 'Mint Saucer' (Green Aeonium) - A great looking and durable succulent shrub to 2-3 feet tall by twice as wide with large green rosettes that mound up to form a dense green colony. A tight cluster of pale yellow to cream flowers are held a short inflorescence that rises above the foliage in early summer.

Plant in full sun (coastal) to part sun in a well-draining soil and irrigate occasionally to infrequently - this is a drought tolerant plant in coastal California gardens. Hardy to short duration temperatures down to 25 F. Rosettes surrounding flowering plant dies back but are covered up by surrounding non-flowering ones so the planting remains a dense solid green mass.

Aeonium 'Mint Saucer' was a plant given to us in the late 1980s by a local Santa Barbara gardener. We asked many succulent specialists and other nurseries if they could identify it and nobody came up with another name, though it was suggested that it is a Aeonium canariensis hybrid, but it was different enough from all other Aeonium we were growing so we felt we should apply a cultivar name to it, even if only temporarily, to designate this plant as different. San Marcos Growers first introduced this plant to the horticultural trade in 1991 and this name has stuck as we now have customers asking for this plant it by name and other nurseries also growing it now use this name - seems it remain Aeonium 'Mint Saucer'. 

This information about Aeonium 'Mint Saucer' 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.