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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.

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.



6-8 in


8-12 in


8-12 in

Dudleya virens ssp. hassei Characteristics


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

Flower color

  • White / Cream / Ivory

Foliage color

  • Silver, White, Grey


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

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Year round

Your soil type

  • Sandy loam
  • Sand
  • Loam

Water requirements

  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant

Wildlife appeal

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

Suggested uses

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


  • California