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Dudleya brittonii (Giant Chalk Dudleya)

Giant Chalk Dudleya


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

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, 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 – 12
Heat Zones 10 – 12
Climate Zones 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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