Hen and Chicks

17 May

Hen and Chicks (Echeveria flamea) evergreen succulent 8 in. in height with a 1-2 ft. spread, ground hugging, clusters of small pink and yellow bell-shaped flowers spring and summer, narrow blue-green leaves, full sun to part shade, very drought tolerant, great for rock gardens, deer resistant.

Echeveria is a genus with over a hundred diverse species of rosetted plants from Mexico, central and S. America. Just one species, Echeveria strictiflora is native to Texas. Rosettes may be compact and formed from thick, fleshy leaves or the leaves my be thinner or scattered along the stem. Many species have smooth, waxy leaves but in others leaves may be quite hairy.

Individual Echeveria leaves will root and form new plants.

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