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Aeonium aborescens - Purple Aeonium


Aeonium aborescens - Purple Aeonium (Aeonium aborescens - Purple Aeonium)

The green and purple varieties are the most widely planted Aeonium in California.



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Lovely dark colour. :o)

19 Oct, 2008

 

Isn't it, TT? I thought "Wow", when I saw this pic! Lovely plant and pic, Delonix!

19 Oct, 2008

 

David ~
When I saw this lovely Purple Aeonium,
I thought of your choc. garden :o)

19 Oct, 2008

 

TT, I just thought of choc.

19 Oct, 2008

 

Terratoonie and David:

Is this plant available for sale in England?

This plant is extremely easy to grow from cuttings...stick them in the ground and they grow. And they are also very tough plants.

20 Oct, 2008

 

Hi, Delonix!

I live in Scotland, and aeoniums are hard to find here, but have just ordered some dark-coloured ones from GOY member Sandra, who has a nursery in Wales. Your pic, however, is of an even darker one, I think. It's amazing!

20 Oct, 2008

 

David,

Good luck with your Aeonium! I assume you would have to grow it indoors during the Winter...however, I would think you could plant it out in the ground during the Summer and dig it out before the temperatures go below 29 degrees F (-1.6 degrees C.). They like a lot of sun and not so much water and grow quickly to 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall.

20 Oct, 2008

 

Delonix, thank you very much indeed for this info, much appreciated! I didn't realise that they could grow so tall. I wonder if mine will get enough sunshine to do so. Yes, will have to bring indoors to the conservatory over winter. Mine arrived by mail today - lovely!

21 Oct, 2008

 

David,

You're welcome...if you need anymore information feel free to message me any questions. I've grown this plant for many years especially when I was a younger. I liked the fact that I could just stick a cutting in the ground and give it a little water and it would grow quickly.

21 Oct, 2008

 

Many thanks for this. When I was a kid, I'd do the same with Sempervirens (Houseleek), and ended up almost covering my parents' garden with them! They have only recently "rediscovered" this, bless 'em!

22 Oct, 2008

 

its very lovley collection ,it seems like mine

22 Jan, 2009



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