Graptoveria
X Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: X Graptoveria (grap-toh-VER-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fred Ives
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Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Bronze-Green

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Brea, California

Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California

Clearlake, California

Reseda, California

Richmond, California

Riverside, California

San Diego, California (2 reports)

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Santee, California

Vista, California

Yorba Linda, California

Yulee, Florida

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 18, 2010, SelahLady from Selah, WA wrote:

I grew this plant as part of a container garden this past summer. It received all but late afternoon sun. I have brought it inside now and repotted it to enter in the local garden club's flower show. I'm sure it will take a ribbon.

Positive

On Jan 16, 2010, crazymary from Lodi, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is hardier than stated. I'm in Lodi (zone 8b) and it just survived a very harsh frost with no damage. No tip damage whatsoever.

Positive

On Oct 3, 2009, mswestover from Yulee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

One little plant grew into a monster in a year. Then the pot broke and the long stems broke too. Put the broken stems and even leaves in about ten pots and now I am overrun with this plant. Easy to grow and the long stems look good hanging out of a pot. I think I will try some in the ground next.

Positive

On Feb 23, 2008, RonniePitman wrote:

I'm told that it's a cross of a Graptopetalum and Echeveria species.

Positive

On Oct 18, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a very vigorous grower in the garden, and can take over an area if let alone. It makes the most beautiful, large rosettes of purplish yellow-orange to blue green (depending on time of year). I is super easy to propogate from cuttings, and not a single cutting I have made, no matter how carelessly, as failed to grow. In addition, it makes bulbils off its flower stalks that also grow quite vigorously. Don't know what it's a cross of (other than of course being a Graptopetalum and an Echeveria... as all Graptoverias are), but it's one of my favorite Crassulaceae.

This is a cross between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria gibbiflora