• 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 'Sunburst' (v)

aeonium 'Sunburst'

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 'Sunburst'

  • 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 'Sunburst' is a variegated, evergreen, perennial succulent to around 70cm tall. Rosettes,15-20cm across, of spoon-shaped leaves are borne on grey stems. Leaves are yellow with green, central stripes and reddish-pink tints around the edges of the leaves when exposed to sunlight. Small, star-shaped, pale yellow flowers in racemes are borne on mature plants in spring

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

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

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 in full sun in containers outdoors in summer, and once the temperature falls below 10?C grow under glass in a cool greenhouse or conservatory or as a houseplant; use a gritty loam-based medium and allow it to dry out slightly between waterings; for more advice see cacti and succulent cultivation

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Patio & Container Plants Mediterranean Climate Plants

How to care

Pruning None required

Pests May be affected by aphids and mealybugs

Diseases Generally trouble free

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