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Echeveria

Native to Mexico and Central America, Echeverias are regarded by many as one of the most beautiful succulents. Evergreen, they form attractive rosettes of fleshy leaves and often resemble plum-petaled roses, waterlilies or ruffled lettuce. There are dozens of species, and hundreds of cultivars offering a wide array of colors, sizes or leaf shapes. Easy to grow and low care, these little plants compliment sunny borders, rock gardens and help creating terrific container compositions, living wreaths or vertical gardens. Like all succulents, Echeverias need sun and well-draining soil.


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Echeveria 'Afterglow'

Resembling a rose, Echeveria 'Afterglow' is an incredibly pretty evergreen succulent with large rosettes (12 in. or 30cm) of fleshy, powdery lavender-pink leaves adorned with delicate bright pink edges.

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Echeveria 'Arlie Wright'

Echeveria 'Arlie Wright' is a stunning evergreen succulent with small rosettes (4 in. or 10 cm) of copiously ruffled leaves ranging from tan and green to rose-pink depending on the time of year and sun exposure. A great addition to the sunny garden or decorative containers.

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Echeveria 'Black Prince'

Adding drama, Echeveria 'Black Prince' is an evergreen succulent forming striking rosettes, 3 in. across (7 cm), packed with fleshy, pointed, nearly black leaves which surround a glowing green center. In the fall and winter, it sends up leafy stems topped with remarkable clusters of bright scarlet-red flowers. Slow growing, this very popular Echeveria offsets readily and is a great choice for rock gardens, green roofs or containers.

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Echeveria 'Blue Atoll'

Echeveria 'Blue Atoll' is an evergreen succulent forming a very pretty rosette packed with fleshy, blue-green leaves. In spring, it sends up 8 in. tall (20 cm) stems which bear small orange and yellow flowers. This Echeveria offsets readily and is a great choice for rock gardens, green roofs or containers.

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Echeveria 'Cassyz Winter'

Echeveria 'Cassyz Winter' is an evergreen succulent forming very pretty rosettes, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), packed with fleshy, pointed, soft pink leaves which surround a silvery-green center. A wonderful Echeveria for rock gardens, green roofs or containers.

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Echeveria 'Frank Reinelt'

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Echeveria 'Frank Reinelt' is a small evergreen succulent forming tight rosettes of fleshy, sharp-pointed, powdery blue-green leaves adorned with vivid rose-red margins towards their tips. In perfect specimens, this interesting coloration extends around the entire top half of the leaf. In winter, a flowering spike bearing urn-shaped pale green and pink flowers is on display.

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Echeveria 'Imbricata'

Vigorous and popular, Echeveria 'Imbricata' is a small evergreen succulent forming tight rosettes of fleshy, saucer-shaped, blue-green leaves. It produces offsets very freely. They hug the mother rosette, creating overlapping circles. In the spring and early summer, a flowering spike bearing loose clusters of small, bell-shaped orange-red flowers is on display.

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Echeveria 'Lady Aquarius'

Echeveria 'Lady Aquarius' is a graceful evergreen succulent with large rosettes (8 in. or 20 cm) of delicately ruffled, soft blue leaves, adorned with pink edges. Depending on the time of year and sun exposure, the color of this elegant echeveria will vary. A great addition to the sunny garden or decorative containers.

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Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'

Among the most popular Echeverias with florists, 'Perle von Nurnberg' is a small evergreen succulent of breathtaking beauty. It forms a solitary rosette of fleshy, rounded, pointed, pastel gray leaves adorned with purplish-pink highlights.

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Echeveria 'Princess Lace'

Echeveria 'Princess Lace' is an incredibly pretty evergreen succulent with large rosettes (12 in. or 30 cm) of heavily frilled, blue-gray leaves warming up to red-orange depending on the time of year and sun exposure. A great addition to the sunny garden or decorative containers.

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Echeveria 'Purple Pearl'

Echeveria 'Purple Pearl' is an eye-catching evergreen succulent forming a large rosette, 12 in. across (30 cm), of fleshy, slightly rounded, pointed, olive green to lavender-rose leaves adorned with pink edges. The more sun, the more rosy color.

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Echeveria 'Ruffles'

Echeveria 'Ruffles' is an incredibly pretty evergreen succulent with large rosettes of heavily frilled, gray-green leaves warming up to pink depending on the time of year and sun exposure. In late summer, it sends up tall stalks bearing red-orange flowers. A great addition to the sunny garden or decorative containers.

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Echeveria 'Tippy'

Echeveria 'Tippy' is an evergreen succulent forming a very pretty rosette, 6 in. across (15 cm), packed with fleshy, pale blue-green leaves adorned with prominent rose pointy tips. Its orange bell-shaped flowers are prized by hummingbirds. This Echeveria offsets readily and is perfect for containers and rock gardens.

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Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony'

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony' is a small evergreen succulent forming tight rosettes of fleshy, sharp-pointed, gray-green leaves adorned with vivid red margins turning chocolate to dark purple towards their tips. In perfect specimens, this interesting coloration extends around the entire top half of the leaf.

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Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick'

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Echeveria agavoides 'Lipstick' is a small evergreen succulent forming crisp rosettes of fleshy, sharp-pointed, bright green leaves adorned with vibrant crimson margins. Reminiscent of an Agave, each leaf is tipped with a small spine (hence the name).

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Echeveria agavoides 'Maria'

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Echeveria agavoides 'Maria' is a small evergreen succulent forming tight rosettes of fleshy, sharp-pointed, pale green leaves adorned with vivid red margins towards their tips. In perfect specimens, this interesting coloration extends around the entire top half of the leaf. Reminiscent of an Agave, each leaf is tipped with a small spine (hence the name).

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Echeveria derenbergii

Vigorous, award-winning Echeveria derenbergii (Painted Lady) is an evergreen succulent with small rosettes, 3 in. wide (7 cm), of fleshy, triangular-shaped, dusky blue-gray leaves adorned with red margins. In late winter to summer, it sends up pink-red stems which bear cup-shaped yellow flowers with painted red tips. The blooms make a bright contrast to the muted palette of leaves.

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Echeveria elegans

Vigorous, award-winning Echeveria elegans (Mexican Snowball) is an evergreen succulent with tight rosettes (4 in. wide or 10 cm) of fleshy, spoon-shaped, pale silvery-green leaves. In late winter and spring, it sends up 1ft. tall (30 cm), pink-red stems which bear lantern-shaped pink flowers, tipped with yellow.

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Echeveria harmsii (Red Echeveria)

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.

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Echeveria lilacina

Slow-growing, Echeveria lilacina is an evergreen succulent with perfectly symmetrical, flat rosettes (10 in. or 25cm) of fleshy, plump, spoon-shaped, silvery-gray leaves adorned with a lovely lilac to coral-pink blush in full sun.

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Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria)

Extraordinarily eye-catching, Echeveria nodulosa (Painted Echeveria) is a fascinating evergreen succulent forming 5 in. wide rosettes (12 cm) of fleshy, pointed, concave, olive green leaves adorned with vivid red markings on both margins and mid leaf.

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Echeveria peacockii (Peacock Echeveria)

Luminous, Echeveria peacockii (Peacock Echeveria) is an evergreen succulent with pretty rosettes, 6 in. wide (15 cm), packed with over 20 spoon-shaped, pointed, pale powdery blue-gray leaves adorned with red edges and tips when exposed to bright light.

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Echeveria prolifica (Prolific Echeveria)

Extraordinarily prolific, Echeveria prolifica is an evergreen spreading succulent with small rosettes of fleshy, plump, pale silvery-green leaves adorned with pink overtones. In spring, it displays compact clusters of bright yellow flowers atop 6-10 in. long stems (15-20 cm).

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Echeveria pulidonis

Slow-growing, Echeveria pulidonis is an evergreen succulent with stemless rosettes, 4-5 in. wide (10-12 cm), packed with over 25 fleshy, plump, slightly cupped, pale silvery-green leaves adorned with red edges and a delicate red tip.

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