• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Intriguing Color and Texture
    Blooms:
    Late Summer to Fall
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:Ech-eh-VER-ee-a
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 8 to 12 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Late Summer to Fall
    Flower color:Orange
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Companion PlantsCentury Plant (Agave); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in rocky, coarse, unimproved soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Reduce watering once established. Best with protection from hot afternoon sun in areas with extreme heat. Do not over fertilize.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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