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Aeonium 'Zwartkop'


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Plant type

Cactus or succulent

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Plant details

Aeoniums are fleshy, architectural plants native to Madeira, the Canary Islands and North Africa. They make excellent summer bedding plants, and look particularly good in terracotta pots.

Aeonium 'Zwartkop' is a branching shrub with magnificent, almost black-purple, succulent, polished leaf rosettes with a lime-green centre, at the ends of its branches. It's perfect for growing in containers on a sunny patio, or as summer bedding in a hot, dry border.

For best results grow Aeonium 'Zwartkop' in well-drained soil or containers in a sunny, sheltered position. Water plants sparingly. Provide protection from frost or bring plants indoors in autumn.

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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