Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Aeonium

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aeonium 'Zwartkop'
  • Common name: Aeonium
  • Plant type: Cactus or succulent

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Low maintenance
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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