Aeonium - 'Atropurpureum' (Aeonium)
Aeonium makes a great impact plant with its lush purple black foliage and compact low habit. Grow as a specimen or plant several together as a drift. Makes a great specimen in a pot for positioning on the patio among summer flowering plants.
Aeonium - Cultivation Notes
This low growing succulent sub-shrub originates from the Canary Islands so is a touch tender for the UK. Plant in any reasonably fertile gritty well drained soil in a warm sheltered planting location if you want this plant to get even a sniff at surviving a British winter. Position in full sun for best foliage colour and consider planting in pot so you can over winter under glass.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Aeonium:
Weaknesses of Aeonium
- Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
- Suitable for container growing
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
- Suitable for exposed coastal planting
- Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
Design & Plant Use for Aeonium:
- Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
- Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
Aoneum, Aonium, Aeoneum