Award-winning Dudleya brittonii (Giant Chalk Dudleya) is an evergreen succulent with gorgeous solitary rosettes, 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm), of spoon-shaped, white to silver-gray leaves. The fleshy leaves are covered with a heavy coat of chalky powder than can be rubbed off. In late winter to spring, it sends up 1-2 ft. tall (30-45 cm) bright pink-red stems which bear clusters of urn-shaped, pale yellow flowers. A striking plant and great choice for rock gardens or containers.
- Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
- Grows up to 18 in. tall and wide (45 cm).
- Easily grown in sandy, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or slightly filtered light. During active growth, water moderately and apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer once a month, but cease feeding in the summer dormancy period, when water should be withheld. This succulent is drought tolerant.
- Perfect for rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens or containers.
- Deer resistant
- Virtually disease free. Watch for mealybugs
- Propagate by seed sown as soon as ripe or by root, stem or leaf cuttings in spring
- Native to Baja California