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Catalina Island live-forever (Dudleya hassei)

Catalina Island live-forever (Dudleya hassei)

Dudleya virens ssp. hassei ''

Catalina Island live-forever

An evergreen succulent that's native to Catalina Island, California.  It forms small rosettes of chalky green fingers of foliage.  Creamy-white flowers bloom on slender stalks about 8" long.  Hardy to around 25°, maybe slightly lower on occasion.

More About Dudleya virens ssp. hassei ''

This native succulent is often referred to as Dudleya hassei, but its correct name is Dudleya virens var. hassei.  The variety honors Hermann Edward Hasse (1836-1915), a botanist and medical doctor who studied California mosses and lichens in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.



Catalina Island live-forever Growing and Maintenance Tips


6-8 in


8-12 in


8-12 in

Sunset Zone:

USDA Hardiness Zone:

Dudleya virens ssp. hassei '' Characteristics


  • Wind resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Salt Tolerant
  • California native
  • Portola Valley Ranch approved

Flower color

  • White / Cream / Ivory

Foliage color

  • Silver, White, Grey


  • Light or dappled shade
  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Year round

Your soil type

  • Sand
  • Loam
  • Sandy loam

Water requirements

  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts butterflies

Suggested uses

  • Median strip
  • Green roof
  • Container
  • Rock garden
  • Firescaping


  • California