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Aeonium 'Cyclops'

Giant Red Aeonium


Aeonium 'Cyclops' is a tall evergreen succulent of open, branching habit with large rosettes, 12-18 in. across (30-45 cm), of glossy, fleshy, dark reddish-bronze leaves adorned with a bright green heart. This cultivar is the result of a cross between Aeonium undulatum and the highly popular Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'. Attractive when not blooming, this Aeonium is particularly striking when it produces bright golden racemes of small, star-shaped flowers.

  • Grows into a shrub-like plant, up to 4-5 ft. tall (120-150 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm) in areas where this plant is hardy enough to overwinter. If grown in containers, it will grow as large as the container allows.
  • Easily grown in sandy, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade and poor soils. While drought tolerant, Aeoniums require more regular watering than other succulents since they have a relatively small, shallow root system.
  • Aeoniums may go dormant in summer and do not require any water, except in excessively dry conditions. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. During the winter months, restrict water to just enough to keep the foliage from shriveling.
  • Aeoniums are monocarpic: the rosette flowers once and dies thereafter. However, it may take several years before this happens and not all rosettes bloom at the same time.
  • Excellent for rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Perfect for containers where spectacular floral arrangements can be created.
  • Deer resistant and salt tolerant.
  • Virtually pest and disease free
  • Propagate by cuttings of rosettes kept at 64ºF (18ºC) and barely moist until rooted.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Aeonium
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Climate Zones 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Aeonium
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" – 60" (120cm – 150cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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