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Echeveria harmsii (Red Echeveria)

Red Echeveria, Plush Plant, Oliveranthus elegans, Oliverella elegans


A particularly showy flowering species, Echeveria harmsii (Red Echeveria) is a succulent evergreen subshrub forming small rosettes of fleshy, narrow, dark green, velvet-plush leaves adorned with red edges. In spring, it sends up flowering stems bearing large, urn-shaped, bright orange flowers with golden throats which are highly attractive to hummingbirds. Grown for the beauty of its flowers rather than for its handsomely colored foliage, this Echeveria will occasionally offset and form a small colony. Grown for the beauty of its flowers rather than for its handsomely colored foliage, A great choice for sunny gardens or containers.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and 12-15 in. wide (30-37 cm).
  • Easily grown in sandy, dry, well-drained soils in sun or partial shade. Water moderately when in growth; not at all when dormant. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer 2 or 3 times in the growing season.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens, containers where spectacular floral arrangements can be created.
  • Propagate by seed sown as soon as ripe or by root, stem or leaf cuttings in spring
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids
  • Native to Mexico

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Climate Zones 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Echeveria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" (37cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Climate Zones 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Echeveria
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" (37cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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