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Tricolor Lavender Scallops

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi 'Variegata'

Lavender, gray-green and cream scalloped foliage lends unique color and texture to waterwise and rock gardens. This shrubby succulent spreads gently to form a wide clump of dense, fleshy foliage. Reddish-brown flowers often appear in late spring and summer. Easy-care ground cover or container plant.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular water - weekly or more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationkal-un-KOH-ee
LoreThe name Kalanchoe is said to come from the Chinese words 'Kalan Chauhuy' meaning "that which falls and grows", which refers to the plantlets that drop from some plants in the species. The species name "fedtschenkoi" is in reference to Rusian botanist Boris A. Fedtschenko (1873-1947), director of the Imperial Botanic Garden at St. Petersberg.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 12 to 18 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Design IdeasThis plant is also sometimes called South American Air Plant but this is misleading as this plant come from Madagascar and not South America. Likely this name comes about because it has escaped cultivation in parts of South America (Gal'pagos Islands) as well as in Florida, India, Hawaii and Polynesia.
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleRustic
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular water - weekly or more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsAloe (Aloe); Hens & Chicks (Echeveria); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Aster (Aster); Cranesbill (Geranium)

Provide porous, well-drained soil. Once established may need supplemental water during warmer months; requires less water in cooler months. Do not over water. Performs well with partial sun in extremely hot summer areas. Prune to remove wayward, dead, or top-heavy growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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