Dudleya caespitosa

Dudleya caespitosa Dudleya caespitosa
photo:(left) Gregory Paul Smith (right)Ken Blackford

It’s impossible to have too many Dudleyas and D. caespitosa is a looker with its frosty grey- white rosettes and long lasting orangey-yellow hummingbird attracting blooms Spring through Summer. Native to the California coast from LA on up to Monterey, it pretty much takes care of itself as long as you provide good drainage and some sun (if you’re inland it prefers a bit of afternoon shade). It doesn’t even mind if you don’t bother watering it all Summer, making it an easy option for a rad hanging basket or container. Rosettes grow up to 1’ high and wide, over time you’ll get more baby rosettes that form a nice clump.

Sun(coast)/Pt. Sun
Low/No Summer Water

CA Native
Perennial Succulent
USDA Zones 9-11