Echevaria /Hens and Chickens

Hens and Chickens - Echevaria
Latin name:
Echevaria

Description: These well-known succulents are found in dry, often semi-desert areas in their native habitats. Many of the hybrid forms are very decorative, with colourful, often large leaves and different growth forms. Echevaria secunda var. gauca is a popular and easily obtainable variety and is a rosette-forming succulent with large glaucous, whitish blue-grey leaves. The flower spikes of red and orange nodding flowers are borne in summer. Surprisingly hardy enduring temperatures down to -5C without damage as long as the roots are dry.

Hardiness: -5C if kept dry during the winter months

Height: 15-20cm

Position: Full sun

Soil: Poor to moderately, exceedingly well drained soil

Water: Drought tolerant

Usage: Delightful succulents for the Mediterranean garden especially when used en-mass in raised beds

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