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Botanical names:
Echeveria secunda Accepted
Echeveria secunda var. glauca Synonym
Echeveria pumila Synonym
Echeveria alpina Synonym
Echeveria cornuta Synonym
Echeveria glauca Synonym
Echeveria elatior Synonym
Echeveria reglensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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: 6-12 inches
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
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
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Pinker edges as the weather cools

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Posted by imapigeon (Gilroy, CA) on Sep 23, 2011 7:33 PM

This is one of my "foundation" plants. I started with a 1-gallon cluster, and over time I've planted pups in several places in my back garden, where it provides continuity from one bed to another. I really like the cooling blue color, and it's pretty accommodating about locations. It can take some shade, although it gets leggy over time and has to be cut back (awwww, darn.....more plants to start). It's excellent for defining borders as long as it's protected from the weed whacker. When temps drop to the low 20s, it dies back and looks awful for about two months in the late winter-early spring. But then it comes back stronger than ever. I love how it snuggles into nooks and crannies. Excellent rock garden plant!

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 18, 2014 7:58 AM

The name 'glauca' denotes the fact that a plant has a gray-green or blue color or has a powdery white coating on the leaves.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Very nice! by plantladylin Sep 24, 2011 4:18 PM 5
Yes! by wcgypsy Jun 24, 2013 8:23 PM 1
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