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Dinner Plate Aeonium

Aeonium tabuliforme

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Dinner Plate Aeonium (Aeonium tabuliforme) at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Dinner Plate Aeonium foliage

Dinner Plate Aeonium foliage

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Height:  12 inches

Spread:  8 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Description:

A gorgeous bright green succulent that is known for large plate size rosettes that tend to open low to the ground; has a beautiful symmetrical form and is a vigorous grower, perfect for rock gardens, accenting, or containers

Ornamental Features

Dinner Plate Aeonium has clusters of buttery yellow star-shaped flowers in mid summer. Its attractive succulent oval compound leaves remain light green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dinner Plate Aeonium is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dinner Plate Aeonium is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Dinner Plate Aeonium will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

Dinner Plate Aeonium is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, this plant may be too tender to survive the winter if left outdoors in a container. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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