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Echeveria, Mexican Hens & Chicks
Echeveria shaviana 'Blue Giant'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: shaviana (shaf-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Giant

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Blue-Green

Succulent

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California

Escondido, California

Hidden Meadows, California

Gold Hill, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 13, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

Just bought this plant this year. It is growing in a pot since we tend to have cold damp winters and do not want to lose this because it's feet got too wet.