Aeonium Details, Photos and Varieties

Native to the Canary Islands and Morocco, aeoniums thrive outdoors in zone 9 (and higher if in dappled shade). Prune and replant in autumn.

About AeoniumS

Aeonium rosettes resemble big, fleshy-petalled daisies. Colors include green, yellow and garnet. Leaves of Aeonium 'Sunburst' are striped with yellow or cream. Aeonium 'Zwartkop', another show-stopper, is magenta-black.

There exist many aeonium hybrids. Some species are shrub-forming; all produce rosettes at the tips of ever-lengthening stems. Frost tender.

Aeoniums are on my list of Succulents for Coastal Southern California Gardens.

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Debra Discusses Aeonium 'Zwartkop' (2:02)

Aeonium Leaves: What You Need to Know (1:23)

Aeoniums For Your Garden (3:16)



Debra's Dozen Easy-Grow Succulents, from Aeonium to Zebra Plant. A must-read for beginners trying to make sense of succulents. Discover lovely, readily available varieties anyone can grow.