Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta

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Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta
Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta
Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta

Species Name: Dudleya pulverulenta ssp. pulverulenta
Common Name: Chalk Dudleya

Succulent. Good for rock gardens and containers. No overhead water. Plant at an angle.

Plant Family: Crassulaceae
Plant Type: Succulent
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Rosettes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Succulent
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Central Coast, south coast ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular ranges, desert mtns
Natural Habitat: Rocky places

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Care and Maintenance

  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: An odd looking succulent having large leaves in a symmetrical rosette from which rise flower stems 2 to 2 1/2 feet high crowned with large numbers of pale red flowers. Both the leaves and flower stems are covered with a dense white bloom as if dusted over with flour. Gallon cans, 35c."
Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.