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Bright Green Dudleya
Dudleya virens ssp. hassei
  
About Bright Green Dudleya (Dudleya virens ssp. hassei) 30 Nurseries Carry This Plant Dudleya virens ssp. hassei) is a succulent perennial herb native to Santa Catalina Island. It tends to grow in rocks and cliffs, at elevations from sea level to 1,300 feet. It spreads slowly outward like many other Dudleyas, and in maturity it will form a clump up to 4 ft. across while remaining very low. It was formerly recognized as a distinct species, D. hassei, and some authorities still list it that way. It is closely related to Dudleya edulis and looks very similar, both species having leaves that are round in cross section. It has less resemblance to the other two subspecies of D. virens, ssp. insularis and ssp. virens, which have somewhat flattened leaves.

Plant in a sunny well draining spot, preferably on a steep rocky bank, cliff or rock wall. Needs no supplemental irrigation after established in it's natural seashore conditions. Performs best near the coast but could be used inland with shade and more water.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Size
Size
3 - 7.8 in tall
4 - 6 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding, Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Summer Semi-Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 
Hummingbirds

 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 20 - 30° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Rocky cliffs and pockets of sandy soil. Tolerates Saline Soil. Soil PH: 6 - 7

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens, Hummingbird Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
Can be propagated from seed, very difficult. The seed is minute and dust-like.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
14, 15, 16, 17*, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocks and cliffs near the coast

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 12.0" - 14.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 0.29", Coldest Month: 55.2" - 57.3", Hottest Month: 66.8" - 72.2", Humidity: 2.09" - 16.82", Elevation: -1" - 1515"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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