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Article: Graptopetalums, Pachyphytums and their hybrids: Echeveria look-alikes: Hardy Echeverioidea

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Porthleven, Helston,
United Kingdom
(Zone 9b)

December 21, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #8271296

In Cornwall, U.K., I've been trialling various hybrids and species of these plants during the harshest winters we've had for thirty years - to see which might survive in cold wet climates.

Most are hardy to 24F or lower (-4C) in dry greenhouse conditions, but some are surprisingly hardy outdoors in wet weather, provided drainage is good.

Some of the species and hybrids I have found hardy to -4c, and sometimes lower, outdoors in well-drained soil are:

Graptoveria acaulis - rosettes 2" across, spreads by short branching stems, quite fast growing (probably the best)
Sedeveria 'Green Rose' - bright green 2" rosettes densely clustered on long stems, beautiful and fast growing
Pachyveria glauca (see article)
Pachyphtum hookeri
Pachyphtum compactum
Pachyphtum viride - survived -6C with some damage

Others have been successful, but ID is difficult. Many others have survived, but with varying amounts of damage.


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

December 21, 2010
4:59 PM

Post #8271444

good to know... I don't live where it gets cold enough to damage any of these normally

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