Dudleya attenuata subsp. attenuata in the Dudleyas Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 3-12 inches
Plant Spread: 6-12 inches
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant

Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 2, 2019 9:27 PM

This southern form of Tapertip Live-forever (Dudleya attenuata) is geographically distinct from the northern form Orcutt's Dudleya (Dudleya attenuata subsp. orcuttii) but only really distinguishable in cultivation based on flower color. Subsp. orcutti makes white flowers, often with a pink midline or hue, while subsp. attenuata makes yellow flowers.

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