Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Zone
Zones 8, 9, 12-24
Full SunPartial Sun
Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Echeveria hybrids

Crassulaceae
Cacti and succulents, Perennials

ECHEVERIA

Mexican natives that form rosettes of fleshy green or gray-green leaves, often marked with deeper colors. Long, slender, sometimes branched clusters of bell-shaped, nodding flowers, usually pink, red, or yellow. Good in rock gardens. Those that grow in desert zone 12 need cool spot, partial shade. Those suitable for low desert—Zone 13—need extra attention. Some types make good houseplants.

Echeveria hybrids

Generally have large, loose rosettes of big leaves on single or branched stems; plant size varies by hybrid. Leaves are crimped, waved, wattled, or heavily shaded with red, bronze, or purple. All are splendid potted plants; they do well in open ground in mild-summer areas. Among them are ‘Afterglow’, with powdery, pinkish lavender leaves edged with brighter pink edges; ‘Arlie Wright’, with large, open rosettes of wavy-edged,pinkish leaves; ‘Big Red’, withlarge triangular leaves that start light green, edged red, turning entirely rose-red; ‘Black Prince’, which grows only 3 in. wide and has dark reddish purple leaves;‘Blue Curls’, with frilly-edged,blue-green leaves that pick uppink tones in cool weather;‘Domingo’, with powder blueleaves; ‘Lola’, which has silvery pink to mauve leaves and is about 4 in. wide; and ‘Perle von Nürnberg’, with pearly lavender-blue foliage. ‘Doris Taylor’ is smaller, with short, close-set leaves densely covered with short hairs. showy, nodding flowers are red and yellow. ‘Pulv-oliver’ (‘Red Edge’) has fuzzy, red-tipped leaves and grows to 12 in. high. ‘Imbricata’ (E. × imbricata) forms rosettes 4–6 in. across with saucer-shaped, gray-green leaves. Loose clusters of small, bell-shaped, orange-red flowers. Makes offsets very freely. Probably most common hen and chicks in California gardens.

You Might Also Like...

Keckiella

These woody-stemmed Southern California natives with tubular, lipped flowers were once listed as shrub...

Grevillea hybrid 'Poorinda Constance'

Open, graceful habit to 8 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide. Narrow, bright green, 1-in. leaves are dark green abo...

Pistacia lentiscus

From the Mediterranean region. Slow growth to 15–25 ft. high, 20–30 ft.wide. Three to five...

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement