Echeveria elegansItem #7916 USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; rosettes reach 8 in. tall, forming clumps 12 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ech-eh-VER-ee-a ELL-eh-ganzDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; rosettes reach 8 in. tall, forming clumps 12 in. wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Pet Friendly, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Spring and SummerFlower color:PinkCompanion PlantsBlue Fescue (Festuca glauca); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Pearl Bluebush (Maireana sedifolia); Agave (Agave)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.