Monday, August 1, 2011

Plant of the Month: August 2011

Aeonium arboreum is a succulent in the family Crassulaceae with branched stems to 3 ft. tall and 6-8" rosettes of light green leaves. Yellow flowers are in long clusters.  This variety, atropurpureum,  is all the more striking with deep purple rosettes and is used both planted and in pots for contrast to lighter leaved plants.  Plant in full sun near the ocean and part shade inland.

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