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Aeonium - 'Atropurpureum' (Aeonium)

Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer early), Purple Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Aeonium Description

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:

  • 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

Weaknesses of Aeonium

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Aeonium:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants for pots and containers
architectural plants
coastal plants
flowering border plants

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Common Missspellings: Aoneum, Aonium, Aeoneum

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