Black rose

Aeonium arboreum  'Zwartkop'

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Black rose (Aeonium arboreum  'Zwartkop')
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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.

Overview

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 Flower
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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