• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'

aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'

  • Family Crassulaceae

  • Genus Aeonium are evergreen succulents often of shrubby habit, with fleshy leaves in terminal rosettes on the shoots, and racemes or panicles of small, star-shaped flowers with numerous narrow petals

  • Details 'Blushing Beauty' is a branched, upright succulent up to 1m tall, with rosettes of glossy, light green, spoon-shaped leaves, flushed with red round the edges. Flowers can be produced in spring; a pale yellow flower spike emerging from the centre of a rosette. This rosette will then die, but will have formed offsets at its base to grow on

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H1C

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light. Grow outdoors in summer or very mild coastal locations. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter. See further cacti and succulent cultivation advice

Propagation Propagate by cuttings of rosettes kept at 18?C and barely moist until rooted

Suggested planting locations and garden types Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants Coastal Sub-tropical

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can get aphids, mealybugs and vine weevil

Diseases Generally disease free

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