Aeonium or not aeonium...?
June 1, 2015 5:43 PM   Subscribe

This is a photo of a small part of a colony of succulents growing in a friend's yard. The maple spinners might give a sense of scale – the rosettes vary from about 1.5 to 3.5 inches across. Are these aeonium?

Wikipedia says aeonium "will not withstand frost and extreme temperatures" yet these are flourishing in a large concrete planter outdoors in Montreal, which had the coldest February on record this year, and commonly varies between –25°C and 30°C throughout the year.

Friend says they've been growing in that planter for years, and he pretty much neglects them but they come back every summer. He gave me a few to take home, which I've planted in pots, but I'd like to be able to look up how to care for them.
posted by zadcat to Home & Garden (2 answers total)
Best answer: They're sempervivum!
posted by missmary6 at 5:49 PM on June 1, 2015 [5 favorites]

Response by poster: I see I never actually wrote a thanks for this response, so thank you.
posted by zadcat at 2:50 PM on September 20, 2015

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