Bluff Lettuce (Dudleya farinosa) in the Dudleyas Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Leaves: Glaucous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Yellow cup-shaped flowers

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 15, 2019 4:53 PM

Coastal Dudleya from central and northern California, just into Oregon. Leaves may be pale green or usually a powder-dusted pale blue. Rosettes may branch extensively. Flowers are cup-shaped and pale yellow, appearing in late spring and summer (later than coastal Dudleya species found to its south), and attracting hummingbirds.

Known to form natural hybrids with D. pulverulenta. Exists in a complex with D. caespitosa and a few other species. May be distinguished from the very similar D. caespitosa based on its flowers, which are a paler yellow, and its origin, which is generally to the north. Threatened by collectors who have been transporting plants for sale on the Asian market.

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