Lanceleaf Liveforever (Dudleya lanceolata) in the Dudleyas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Pink
Red
Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Mar 19, 2017 10:35 AM

Exceptionally variable and widespread coastal species whose range spans from Santa Barbara southward to Punta Banda in Baja California. May be solitary (in which case the rosette is often larger, sometimes up to 18 inches) or branch profusely. Dwarf forms may have rosettes measuring 1 inch. Flowers are tubular and usually orange to red, but may also be yellow, purplish-red and very rarely green. Some rosettes may be easy to confuse with the larger D. brittonii, which is found toward the south of lanceolata's range.

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