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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 CharacteristicsBurgundy foliage with sharp teeth; orange flowers that attract hummingbirds.

CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil. Use care when handling plants, as the toothed leaf edges are very sharp.

PropagationDivide plants in late spring or early summer.

ProblemsScale insects.

  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Cacti and Succulents
  • Uses : Containers
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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