Stare deep into this rosette. You are beginning to relax. Everything else around you is melting away. You feel a warmth, a calm, a happiness overtake you as you tumble effortlessly into this cosmic kaleidoscope of color. Before you is the embodiment of sunshine on a stick; a pinwheel of visual pleasure. If you haven't already met, may I introduce Aeonium 'Sunburst'. This colorful collision of lemon-lime color tinged with tones of pink comes to us all the way from the Canary Islands. It is part of a family of succulents that produce boldly fanciful rosettes of foliage that are both flora and living sculpture.
Aeonium 'Sunburst' produces these large rosettes, which can grow to the diameter of a dinner plate, atop patterned stalks that grow up to 1 and 1/2 feet tall. The look is very pinwheel-like and playful. This aeonium, as well as others, makes for an intriguing foil to softer plants. The contrast of the two can gloriously magnify both the texture of the architectural aeonium and that of the companion plant. Aeonium 'Sunburst' alone as a specimen in a container or planted in mass also makes for a radiant display of structure and color. I'd deem it an 'artistic' plant as it provides a new dimension and presence in the everyday planting palette. To grow this amazing aeonium give it full sun, well-draining soil, and low water. Aeonium 'Sunburst' is hardy to about 28-30 degrees fahrenheit/-1 to -2 celsius, so if you're gonna give it a 'grow' make sure to protect it from frosty conditions. I do love me some green in the garden but sometimes that can get a little boring. Why not infuse a little sunshine into the situation? Amp it up with some positive aesthetic attitude and plant some sunburst supernovas!