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Dudleya caespitosa

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Dudleya caespitosa
Dudleya caespitosa

Species Name: Dudleya caespitosa
Common Name: Sea Lettuce

Great addition to succulent and rock gardens. If used in hot inland gardens, needs afternoon shade.

Plant Family: Crassulaceae
Plant Type: Succulent
Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Rosettes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: April to July
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Central Coast, South Coast, and northern Channel Islands.
Natural Habitat: Coastal. Found on sea bluffs less than 300 feet elevation.

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