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Aeonium arboreum  Zwartkop

Black rose (Aeonium arboreum  'Zwartkop') ay-OH-nee-um ar-BOR-ee-um Genus:  Aeonium The "flowers" of black rose. are actually rosettes of burgundy-black leaves at the ends of stalklike stems. In winter, bright yellow flowers contrast with the dark foliage. 'Zwartkop' is a wonderful backdrop plant that can show off many companion plants to maximum advantage. -Jeff Moore, Regional Picks: Southwest, Fine Gardening issue #120 Noteworthy Characteristics:  This winter-blooming succulent has rosettes of blackish leaves that resemble flowers.  Care:  Provide full sun and well-drained soil. Propagation:  Take cuttings in early summer. Problems:  Aphids, mealybugs.


Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Winter Flower Color Yellow Foliage Color Black, Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders Style Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Cacti and Succulents

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