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ECHEVERIA peacockii

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Family

Crassulaceae

Botanical Name

ECHEVERIA peacockii

Plant Common Name

Peacock Echeveria

General Description

An almost luminous presence in the succulent garden, this Mexican echeveria produces a ground-hugging rosette of fleshy blue-green leaves heavily dusted with shimmering silver. Measuring up to 16 cm (5 inches) wide, the rosette comprises 20 or more spirally arranged, spade-shaped leaves with pointed or bristled tips. A calf-high flower stem arises from the rosette's center in early summer, terminating in a cluster of red flowers. The blooms attract hummingbirds. Plants occasionally produce additional rosettes via offsets.

This tender perennial requires ample sun and porous soil, and dislikes chill and dampness. It grows best with sparing applications of water in summer, and none in winter. Grow this tender succulent under cover, or as a garden perennial in mild dry climates. It is splendid in containers and large-scale rock gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 10

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    12 - 15

  • Plant Type

    Cactus or Succulent

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    3"-15" / 7.6cm - 38.1cm (4)

  • Width

    4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer

  • Native To

    Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Rosette/Stemless

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Blue Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Blue Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Blue Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Blue Green, Silver

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Bold

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No