Leaves - raw. Fleshy
. They are considered to be a delicacy
Stems - slightly sweet and refreshing to chew, though they leave a chalky taste in the mouth
There are no material uses listed for Dudleya edulis.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Dudleya edulis.
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of side shoots in the summer. Dry the stem for 24 hours before planting in a very sandy soil mix
. The main stem can also be used, the parent plant will then produce new plantlets at the cut edge
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Requires a very sunny position in a well-drained soil
. Plants enter a semi-dormant state in late summer and they should be kept fairly dry at this time
There must be some doubt over the hardiness of this species. One report says that it is hardy to zone 8 which suggests that it should tolerate occasional cold periods down to between -5 and -10°c, but the report also says that the plants should be protected from frost, with a winter temperatures no lower than 7°c
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Dudleya edulis. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Dudleya edulis.
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? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? Munz. A California Flora. University of California Press (1959-00-00)