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Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'

'Fred Ives' Graptoveria, Echeveria 'Fred Ives'


Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' is an incredibly pretty evergreen succulent forming spreading clumps of large rosettes (12 in. wide or 30cm) of fleshy, pointed bronze leaves adorned with shades of pink. Depending on seasons, temperature and sun exposure, the rosettes may blend shades of blue, teal, salmon, coral or yellow. Born on a short stout stem, this plant produces 1-2 ft. long (30-60 cm), arching inflorescences with pale yellow flowers and red-orange centers in summer. Vigorous and forgiving, 'Fred Ives' is the result of a cross between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria gibbiflora. It offsets readily and will eventually create a nice flower carpet. It is highly valued for its amazing color and beauty.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm).
  • Easily grown in sandy, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or light shade. Best color is obtained in full sun. Thrives in heat and tolerates drought when established. Little irrigation required..
  • Excellent for rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Perfect for containers where spectacular floral arrangements can be created.
  • Deer resistant
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids
  • Propagate by stem or leaf cuttings in spring or early summer. Separate offsets in spring
  • Native to Mexico

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
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 – 11
Climate Zones 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 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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