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Canyon Dudleya
Dudleya cymosa
  
About Canyon Dudleya (Dudleya cymosa) 17 Nurseries Carry This Plant Dudleya cymosa is a succulent plant known by the common name canyon live-forever. It is a distinctive plant sending up erect red-orange stems from a gray-green basal rosette. The small yellowish-red thimble-shaped flowers top the stems in large flower cluster. The plant is found in rocky areas in the low elevation mountains of California and southern Oregon. Some subspecies are considered threatened locally. Hummingbirds love this plant.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Succulent

Size
Size
3.6 - 6 in tall
4 - 6 in wide

Form
Form
Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Fragrance
Fragrance
Fragrant - Pleasant

Flower Color
Flower Color
Orange, Red, Yellow, Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 
Hummingbirds, butterlies

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade, Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Never irrigate once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -10 - 0° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Rocky cliffs, steep clay slopes. Soil PH: 6 - 8

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
A great plant for rock gardens with other small plants that won't overwhelm it, such as Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Sea Pink (Armeria maritima), Clustered Field Sedge (Carex praegracilis), Sulphur Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum), Wild Strawberry (Fragraria species), California Aster (Lessingia filaginifolia), Mints (Monardella species), Clinopodium species, Sisyrinchium species

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Rocky outcrops, slopes, talus

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.2" - 76.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 2.45", Coldest Month: 26.6" - 54.3", Hottest Month: 45.7" - 82.0", Humidity: 0.42" - 33.28", Elevation: 34" - 11089"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Canyon Live-forever, Canyon Liveforever, Rock Lettuce


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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