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Echeveria secunda

Old hen-and-chickens, Hen and Chickens, Blue Echeveria, Glaucous Echeveria, Echeveria pumila var. glauca, Echeveria glauca var. pumila


Echeveria secunda is an evergreen succulent forming short-stemmed, tight rosettes (6 in. wide or 15 cm) of fleshy, oval-shaped, keeled, pale bluish-green leaves. Their edges and tips are adorned with a hint of pink, red or brown, more conspicuous in winter. In the summer, it sends up 1ft. tall (30 cm) arching stems which bear fairly large, lantern-shaped flowers with red calyces and yellow petals, giving them a bi-colored look. This Echeveria offsets readily and will form a dense carpet of rose-like rosettes over time. A great choice as groundcover, for rock gardens, green roofs or containers.

  • Grows up to 6 in. tall and wide (15 cm).
  • Easily grown in sandy, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in sun or partial shade. This succulent is drought tolerant, but does best with an occasional watering. Do not water when dormant. Fertilize sparingly to stop excessive growth
  • Perfect as groundcover, for rock gardens, green roofs or containers.
  • Deer resistant
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids
  • Propagate by seed sown as soon as ripe or by root, stem or leaf cuttings in spring
  • Native to Mexico

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 12
Heat Zones 10 – 11
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" (15cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, 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 10 – 11
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" (15cm)
Spread 6" (15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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