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Green Platters

Aeonium 'Pseudotabuliforme'

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Green Platters (Aeonium 'Pseudotabuliforme') at Green Thumb Nursery

Green Platters

Green Platters

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Green Platters (Aeonium 'Pseudotabuliforme') at Green Thumb Nursery

Green Platters

Green Platters

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  24 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  syn. A. undulatum ssp. pseudotabuliforme

Description:

A low growing succulent variety featuring large, flattened rosettes of rounded green leaves that are tightly held on branching stems; flowers infrequently with yellow blooms in spring; a perfect focal point for rock gardens, or containers

Ornamental Features

Green Platters features showy spikes of yellow star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. Its attractive succulent oval compound leaves emerge light green in spring, turning green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Green Platters is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Green Platters is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Green Platters will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 30 inches. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Green Platters is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features