Aeonium - a species that originates in the Canary Islands - forms shrubs of waxy rosettes on basal stems.  These winter-growers love the moderate temperatures and cool breezes of Coastal California.

On many varieties, including ‘Blushing Beauty’ and ‘Cyclops,’ the tiny daisy-like flowers are arrayed in a pyramid shape. Others bloom in a way that’s been described as ‘frothy’ by our good friend Debra Lee Baldwin, whose books, articles and videos showcase succulents. Most aeoniums are monocarpic; they die after blooming. But multiple-branched varieties don’t bloom from every branch, and the branches that don’t bloom live on.