Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa

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Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa
Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa
Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa

Species Name: Dudleya cymosa ssp. cymosa
Common Name: Live-Forever

Excellent native succulent. Recommended as accent in rock garden or on rocky hillside especially above or between stones or boulders. Protect from afternoon sun. Needs excellent drainage.

Plant Family: Crassulaceae
Plant Type: Succulent
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Rosette
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 8,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Bright yellow-red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Northwestern California, Sierra Nevada, Central-Western California, Oregon
Natural Habitat: Rocky outcrops, slopes, talus

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.