'Cherry Cola' dyckia

Dyckia fosteriana 'Cherry Cola'

Photo/Illustration: 
Saxon Holt
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'Cherry Cola' dyckia (Dyckia fosteriana 'Cherry Cola')
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'Cherry Cola' , a relatively new cultivar, features deep, dark burgundy foliage and small but sharp teeth (handle with care!). In summer, orange blossoms appear, and hummingbirds love them. Like other Dyckias, this plant tolerates extreme heat and is perfect for hot, dry locations. -Jeff Moore, Regional Picks: Southwest, Fine Gardening issue #120
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Burgundy foliage with sharp teeth; orange flowers that attract hummingbirds.
Care:  Provide full sun and well-drained soil. Use care when handling plants, as the toothed leaf edges are very sharp.
Propagation:  Divide plants in late spring or early summer.
Problems:  Scale insects.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Salmon
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Desert Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Cacti and Succulents

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