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Blue rose echeveria is densely clumping species that forms large groupings comprised of many plants that can spread 2-4 ft. wide. Thin gray-green leaves are closely cupped together, have a pointed apex and orange tinged margins. Colorful orange-red and yellow flowers develop on lax stems in spring. This is one of the most popular and widely planted echeverias in pots and rock gardens.

Blue rose echeveria belongs to a diverse group of perennial succulent plants that typically develop thick fleshy leaves arranged in distinctive rosette patterns. Echeverias easily hybridize and many named and unnamed cultivars are now available from specialty growers. These interesting plants are widely grown in personal plant collections and in small garden settings in microclimate areas throughout California.

Blue rose echeveria does best in morning sun and away from hot afternoon exposures. It grows best in light well-drained soils with low moisture from late spring through summer. Over time it produces many offsets to form attractive groupings of plants in containers, raised planters and in succulent gardens.

Water Needs

Blue rose echeveria is well adapted to all parts of the Inland Empire in sunny exposures with normal winter rains and low amounts of summer irrigation. The chart shown below provides a recommended baseline guide to the monthly irrigation schedule and volume of supplemental water needed to maintain healthy growth throughout the average year. It should be noted there are several months indicated by an asterisk (*) when winter rains often provide sufficient moisture and irrigation is not needed. The high and low range of moisture indicates Blue rose echeveria can grow with varying amounts of water; little supplemental water is needed during summer following the flowering cycle.

Irrigation Schedule and Graph

Low Water Use Plants

Irrigation Schedule 1

  Jan* Feb* Mar* Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov* Dec*
Runs per Month 0x to 2x 0x to 2x 0x to 2x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x 0x to 2x 0x to 2x
Inches per Run 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1"
Inches per Month 0" to 2" 0" to 2" 0" to 2" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 1" 0" to 2" 0" to 2"

Range of supplemental summer water: 7"
Range of supplemental winter water: 0"-10"

  Jan* Feb* Mar* Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov* Dec*
For more information on how to use this Irrigation Schedule and Graph, follow this link.

For information how to calculate your irrigation system’s schedule and precipitation rate, please follow this link.

Plant Properties

Plant Type: Succulent
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Rigid, Dense, Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow, Moderate
Height: 6 in. - 12 in.
Width: 2 ft. - 3 ft.
Water Needs: Low 1
Foliage Color: Blue green, Gray green
Flower Color: Pink, Yellow
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Sand, Rocky soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Morning sun, Heat, Filtered or indirect sunlight, Aridity
Function: Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Hummingbird plant, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Borders


Offsets (small new plants emerging near the base) can be removed any time to clean up the look, prevent over crowding, or to plant elsewhere or in pots to have additional plants (D,S)



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