Purple Crest Aeonium (Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop') in the Aeoniums Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum 'Zwartkop'
Aeonium manriqueorum 'Zwartkop'
Aeonium 'Schwarzkopf'
Aeonium 'Schwartzkopf'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Location: San Diego Botanical Garden, Encinitas, CaliforniaDate: 2013-04-01
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-04-20
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-13
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2017-07-14
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2019-01-29
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Location: OutsideDate: 7/27/2011
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Location: San Jose, CA in my gardenDate: April, 2008
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Location: At our garden - Tracy, CADate: 2011-10-13Tall Aeonium arboreum
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Date: 2011-12-17
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Location: In our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: March 2014Aeonium 'Zwartkop' rosette head movement
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Date: 2017-02-19
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Location: Berkshire UKDate: SpringFrosts now over so about to plant out this beauty, breakages alwa
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Location: San Jose, CA in my gardenDate: April, 2008
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Location: San Jose, CA, in my gardenDate: Feb. 2008Close up of one of the tiny blooms
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Location: Cooks Nursery, Orem, UtahDate: 2011-12-17
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Location: Cooks Nursery, Orem, UtahDate: 2011-12-17
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Date: 2012-11-02
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Date: 2011-12-17
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Location:  In The Beautiful San Francisco Bay AreaDate: June 2014
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Location: Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MADate: 2014-10-12
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Date: 2017-02-19Right after rain
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Location: Berkshire UKDate: 2017-05-16Taking Aeonium Zwartkop cuttings
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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Jun 4, 2017 3:51 PM

Distinctively dark purple-leaved Aeonium cultivar which branches and can grow to 3 feet tall or so, plus flowers. Best color in full sun. This plant, whose name means "black head" in Dutch, has been labeled with a variety of misspellings including the name in German. It is a parent of various outstanding hybrids bred and selected by Jack Catlin, including "Cyclops" and "Voodoo" (with undulatum); "Zwartkin" and "Jack Catlin" (with tabuliforme); "Blushing Beauty", "Plum Purdy" and "Velour" (with canariense). "Zwartkop" is also a parent of "Cabernet" (with simsii).

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 9, 2011 6:49 AM

This plant can become a large spreading bush with multiple branches. May reach heights of 4 ft. under ideal conditions.

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