This genus is named for the first head of the botany department at Stanford University, Professor William Russell Dudley. This species of Dudleya has yellow-red flowers. They are displayed on short stems that emerge from a cluster of fleshy green succulent leaves. Dudleya cymosa is found in the mountains of California from 500 to 8000 feet in elevation. They prefer good drainage but can tolerate clay if that is what is in your garden. Dudleya plants should be planted at an angle to prevent them from rotting. Also, this is how they tend to grow in the wild. They are often found in vertical rock outcroppings literally clinging to the rocks. They are excellent for rock walls and should be planted in between the rocks. Planting a Dudleya in a rock wall also makes it more accessible to hummingbirds; it is an excellent hummingbird plant. Dudley cymosa is cold tolerant to about zero degrees Fahrenheit, and likes full sun to afternoon shade. Grows in sand or clay, doesn't really care, just needs enough moisture to survive. These plants are somewhat wide ranging throughout California, love rocks, and boulders.
Dudleya cymosa tolerates clay.
Foliage of Dudleya cymosa has color silver and is evergreen.
Flower of Dudleya cymosa has color yellow.
Communities for Dudleya cymosa:Chaparral, Northern Oak Woodland and Southern Oak Woodland.