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Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' (Black rose)

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' ay-OH-nee-um ar-BOR-ee-um Common Name: Black rose 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.
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
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Winter
Foliage Color Black;Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Cacti and Succulents

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