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Blue Rose Echeveria

Echeveria imbricata

Highly durable and attractive, this popular Mexican native has tight rosettes of blue-green leaves bearing clusters of red and yellow flowers in spring and early summer. Useful as a rock garden plant or groundcover, spreading slowly by offsets. Great in containers. A frost-tender evergreen.
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9-11: Outdoor
Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, needs only occasional water.


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Botanical Pronunciationech-eh-VER-ee-a im-brih-KAY-tuh
Average Size at MaturityForms clumps of rosettes, reaching less than 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth HabitCompact
Landscape UseContainer, Green Roof, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Sustainable, Waterwise, Pet Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional water.
Companion PlantsCentury Plant (Agave); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe); Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

Thrives in rocky, coarse, unimproved soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. A slow release balanced fertilizer may be applied in early spring. Take care not to overfeed or overwater.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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Grow Indoors in All Zones