Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

Also known as:

  • Aeonium 'Schwarzkopf'
  • Aeonium manriqueorum 'Schwartzkopf'
  • Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'
  • Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum 'Nigrum'
  • Nigrum Black Aeonium
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Plant Type

shrub, perennial, cactus / succulent

Zones

9b-9b, 11-11

Size

H:12"-48"
W:8"-48"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, gritty

Water Needs:

low, drought tolerant, dry in summer

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

yellow

Foliage Color:

burgundy, purple, black

Flower Season:

spring, summer

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Very popular, shrub forming, sedum relative from the Canary Islands with rosettes of nearly black leaves on gray-brown stems rising to 3-4 ft. Yellow, star-shaped flowers appear in clusters in late winter and early spring on mature plants. For sunny coastal areas or part shade inland with occasional but deep summer water. Frost hardy to the mid 20s °F, mid USDA zone 9, and a superb container plant to bring inside to a bright spot where temperatures drop lower. Also found as A. arboreum 'Zwartkop' and occasionally as A. manriqueorum 'Schwartzkopf'.

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The black aeonium has large heads of deep purple black foliage truly. The bright yellow flowers set against the almost black foliage are very showy.

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A stunning architectural succulent -- the one everyone wants. Branching stems hold tightly packed rosettes of dramatic burgundy black leaves. Grow in fullest sun for best colour. Bring indoors to a bright windowsill in winter for a striking houseplant. From the Atlantic coast of Morocco.

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Light Shade to Full Sun. Outdoor/Indoor. Light Yellow Flowers.

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One of the most dramatic plants in the world, Zwartzkopf is an Aeonium that eventually forms a shrub to 3' tall and as wide. Nearly black rosettes of leaves are dramatic in containers. Plants may form up to 3-5 branches in a season. Full sun to light shade in well drained medium. Occasional water. Wonderful as the center of a pot of contrasting leaf shapes. Protect from freezing temperatures in the fall. Move into a bright window.

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Big, bold, beautiful succulent forming a 3' shrub of black purple rosettes – TENDER, so use as a summer bedder or in a pot – Sun – Light soil – Will freeze at 28 degrees – Easy to overwinter in a bright, frost free spot – keep it dryish in winter! Architectural beauty form No Africa. Tender!

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Yes, this is that plant in our container. Tender succulent simple to overwinter indoors by a window kept dry. This has riveting rosettes of glossy black purple foliage which are rarely highlighted by yellow starry flowers. This will make a trunk to 3'-4' tall. Easy and a conversation piece.

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Leaves of purple-black. A dark purple-black leaved succulent that looks similar to Echeveria. Grows to 12" wide on fat stems.

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