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Mexican Snowball Echeveria

Echeveria elegans

SKU
07916
With striking color and texture, this fast-growing succulent is an attractive addition to rock gardens and mixed succulent plantings. The tightly whorled rosettes of fleshy blue-gray leaves freely produce offsets, forming a densely mounded mat. Bright pink blooms on long slender stems appear throughout summer. A frost-tender evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationech-eh-VER-ee-a ELL-eh-ganz
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; rosettes reach 8 in. tall, forming clumps 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Green Roof, Green Wall, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Pearl Bluebush (Maireana sedifolia); Agave (Agave)

Thrives in porous, rocky, unimproved soils with excellent drainage; does not tolerate water-logged soils. Indoors, provide bright light. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic drought. Rejuvenate every 3 to 4 years in early spring by re-rooting rosettes.

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