General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6 inches
Plant Spread: 6-10 inches
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Bright orange, apricot and pink on tall arching racemes
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: will not come true from seed if the plant is a hybrid
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Division
Offsets
Other: Let the cut ends dry for overnight or up to a week before potting up.
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Sport of: Echeveria runyonii
Child plants: 6 child plants

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Common names
  • Echeveria
Also sold as:
  • Silver Spoons

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Date: 2023-08-09
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-08-25
Uploaded by Stush2019
Location: Canoga Park, California
Date: 2010-09-10
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2018-04-27
Uploaded by Stush2019
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-01
Location: My Garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: october
Location: Summerwinds Nursery Scottsdale Arizona
Date: 2016-01-06

Date: 2013-02-26
Location: Fairfax, VA
Uploaded by ljones26
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida 
Date: 2/14/2021
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Date: 2020-02-01
First bloom that hasn’t been attacked by aphids
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Date: 2020-02-01
Beautiful Babies
Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7A
Date: 4/29/16
Echeveria Topsy Turvey
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-10-27
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Date: 2020-01-10

Date: 2008-09-23

Date: 2013-03-04
Newly propagated plants
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-15
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-15
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jul 18, 2010

Date: 2015-01-06
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-09-04
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Summerwinds Nursery Scottsdale Arizona
Date: 2016-01-06
Location: US National Arboretum, Washington DC, US
Date: 2015-05-24
Topsy turvey echeveria (Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvey')
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-15
Location: Home
Date: 2016-09-15
Location: Panacea, FL
Date: 2016-05-11

Date: Dec, 2012

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Uploaded by ljones26
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2022-09-28
Echeveria in pot
Location: Nursery on Cape Cod.
Date: 2014-0911
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2014-08-17
Location: Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan.
Date: October 23, 2010
Photo by KENPEI
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Washington DC
Date: 2018-07-15
Topsy turvey echeveria (Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvey')
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Date: 2020-02-18
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2013-10-16
Location: Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, Virginia, US
Date: 2019-03-12
Topsy turvey echeveria (Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvey')

Date: November 4, 2020
Location: Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, Virginia, US
Date: 2018-07-26
Topsy turvey echeveria (Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvey')
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Louisville
Date: 2020-03-14
Changes in light exposure. Top leaves vs. bottom leaves.
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-17
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2014-08-18
Uploaded by LAGardengirl

Date: 2013-04-11
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Location: Fairfax, VA | January 2023
Date: 2023-01-16

Date: Jan 8, 2021
Location: Maui, Hawaii.
Date: September 6, 2007
photo by Forest & Kim Starr

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: US National Arboretum, Washington DC, US
Date: 2015-05-24
Topsy turvey echeveria (Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvey')
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-08-19
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-08-19
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Crested Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26

Date: 2013-04-11

Date: 2013-04-11

Date: 2013-04-11
Uploaded by sedumzz

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-09-04

Date: 2013-08-08

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Elizabethan Gardens, Dare County, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
Location: Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth, MI
Date: 2010-10-10

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
Location: Bordine's Greenhouse, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2013-09-26
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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 22, 2011 12:27 AM concerning plant:
    Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy' is one of the true monstrose forms of Echeveria that "breeds true" and won't revert back to its natural form.

    Echeveria runyonii is a Mexican native to rocky cliffs, discovered in the wild by Yucca Do Nursery in 1990 and named in honor of Dr. Runyon, who brought a Mexican garden specimen into the US in the early 1900s. Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy' is a unique form, named by former Huntington Gardens Director Myron Kimnack.

    Dry soil and good drainage in winter are keys to survival in cold climates.
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 29, 2017 10:00 PM concerning plant:
    Common and stable monstrose variant of Echeveria runyonii, named by Marlon Kimnach. Like the species, a prolific offsetter and bloomer. Powder blue leaves and pink flowers in a double shepherd's crook. Distributed by the ISI in 1986 as ISI 1647. Several monstrose hybrids have been bred from this plant. Reversions exist and some have been named.
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 11, 2018 7:55 PM concerning plant:
    I've had my plant 3 years and it's filled a 6" quart size pot. I love its blue-green color. Mine hasn't bloomed yet. It grows well on a baker's rack shelf under my south-facing porch, where it gets bright light all day and filtered morning sun only. I let the soil dry out before watering it about once a week with rain water I collect in a nearby rain barrel.
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