Kalanchoe crenata (Andrews) Haw.

Never-die, Kalanchoe


Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Kalanchoe

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7 to 11

Size: To 6' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Succulent perennial. Leaves to 10" long, sometimes reddish margin. Flower in corymbs, yellow to orange to red.

History: 

Published in Syn. Pl. Succ. 109 in 1812.

Native to Africa and Saudi Arabia.

Basionym Vereia crenata Andrews.

named it after James Vere, Esq. long and well known for his extended and liberal patronage to the professors and cultivators of the science; in whose beautiful and select collection at Kensington Gore, the present species, has for the first time, flowered in this kingdom. Mr. Anderson the gardener informs us, that this plant is a native of Sierra Leone; from whence it was sent to England, by Professor Eld. Elfzelius, in the year 1793... (Bot. Repos. - Vereia crenata)


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