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Plant Guide

Aeonium 'Sunburst'

Common Name
Copper Pinwheel
CA Native
Non-native
Plant Type
Succulent
Size
1' - 2' High and Wide
Flower Color
White
Bloom Time
  • Summer
Leaves
Variegated in Shades of Light Green, Yellow and Pink
Evergreen
Evergreen
Deer Resistant
Seldom Damaged
Wildlife Value
Growth Rate
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
Adverse Growth Factors
None
Special Features
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
Water Use
  • Drought Tolerant
Soil pH
6.5-7.5 (neutral)
Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Shade
Soil Type
Not Particular
Drainage
Well Drained
Description and Cultural Plant Tips

Large daisy-shaped heads on stalks that can look tree-like.  Leaf margins become more pink or red the more sun they get.  Can be damaged below 28 degrees but will probably recover by summer.

Master Gardener Comments

This is a versatile rock garden plant that can stand alone as a specimen or in a group.  The large colorful rosettes look great poking through a contrasting colored border.

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