The genus Aeonium contains about 35 species, mainly native to the Canary Islands. There are numerous hybrids and cultivars. Most form small shrubs of multiple waxy rosettes on a basal stem. The leaves of many species have attractive variations.
The flower are star-shaped and typically yellow, borne on mature plants in pyramid shaped clusters at the end of the stems.
Excellent for mass planting.
Aeonium are winter growers and require regular water during the growing season and only an occasional light watering during summer. For their best colour they need full winter sun but shade them during summer. Not frost hardy below -1° C.