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Dudleya pulverulenta (Chalk Liveforever)

Chalk Liveforever, Chalk Lettuce


Long lived, Dudleya pulverulenta (Chalk Liveforever) is an evergreen succulent with charming rosettes, 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm), of spoon-shaped, white to silver-gray leaves. The fleshy leaves are covered with a fine coat of white powder than can be rubbed off. In late spring to early summer, the rosettes send up long, arching flower spikes which bear clusters of reddish flowers loved by hummingbirds. This plant offsets and slowly increases by producing new rosettes. A lovely plant and great choice for rock gardens or containers.

  • 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 filtered light in particularly hot areas. This plant can tolerate abundant winter and spring irrigation, but it is best to plant at an angle to allow water to drain off and avoid overhead irrigation. This succulent is drought tolerant and can handle no irrigation in summer and fall. In summer, the rosettes close up to protect themselves from sunburn and dessication. Don't water them, even if they appear crisp. They are dormant and unused to summer rainfall.
  • 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 California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 12
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 Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, California, Rocky Mountains, Utah, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, 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 1 – 12
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 Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, California, Rocky Mountains, Utah, Southwest, Nevada, Arizona
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Salt
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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