Rosettes pale green becoming red and yellow in spring.
'Sunburst' is a lovely sight in spring when the normally pale green rosettes start to become flushed with red and develop distinctive yellow centres. The rosettes are medium to small in size but produce enough offsets to make good clumps.
Makes a lovely specimen in a clay pan, ideal for an alpine house or a cold, well-ventilated porch or conservatory to see it at its best - the stunning three-colour effect doesn't last all that long. Perfectly hardy outdoors too.
A wonderful variety but seldom offered. We occasionally see it listed (wrongly) as Jubilee Tricolour (or J. Tricolor).
'Sunburst' was bred by Mark C. Smith in the UK around 1970. He also bred 'Rosie' (which we also grow) that same year, but the name 'Sunburst' was actually given by Mary Mitchell. 'Sunburst' is certainly a descriptive name and suits the plant well.