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Aeonium 'Zwartkop'


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Key information

Plant type

Cactus or succulent

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Plant details

Aeonium 'Zwartkop' is a branching shrub that produces magnificent, almost black-purple, succulent, leaf rosettes at the ends of its branches. Aeoniums are natives of Madeira, the Canary Islands and North Africa, climates that do not experience sub-zero temperatures. Consequently plants will need protection in the UK during winter. Aeoniums make excellent summer bedding plants since their architectural shape contrasts well with most other bedding plants. They can also be used effectively planted in containers. Water plants sparingly, especially in winter, because they are adapted to dry conditions, their succulent leaves store water for the plant to use during dry periods.

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Aeonium

Cultivar: Zwartkop

Plant type: Cactus or succulent

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July

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