Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’
Aeonium zwartkop, black rose
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Rosales||Rose family and eight others|
|Family||Crassulaceae||Succulents that store water in leaves|
|Genus||Aeonium||Means “ageless” (not sure why); plants have a basal rosette of leaves|
|Cultivar||‘Zwartkop’||Named for Zwartkop, a residential suburb next to the Centurion lake and south of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa|
About plant names...
This aeonium has deep red-black leaves arranged so they resemble a rose,
hence the common name black rose.
Identification: The deeply colored leaves have a spatula-like
shape common to members of this genus. In the winter, there are bright yellow flowers.
Aeonium arboreum ‘Schwarzkopf’
Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California · ≈ 2 × 1′ (62 × 41 cm)
2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, California
Range: Zones 9b-11:
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