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Products > Echeveria 'Blue Curls'
 
Echeveria 'Blue Curls'
  
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: (Echeveria gibbiflora hybrid?)
Height: 1 foot
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Echeveria 'Blue Curls' - A mostly solitary plant with rosettes to 10 inches wide with frilly-edged blue-green leaves that take on showy pink hues in spring and fall and produce reddish-pink flowers well spaced along long stalks in summer. This plant is slow to develop a stem but benefits from being beheaded and re-rooted every 3 to 4 years. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil. Hardy to around 25F. Some sources list Harry Butterfield as the originator of this beautiful plant but others attribute it to Frank Reinelt. Harry Butterfield, was a known hybridizer of Echeveria. An article in the CSSA Journal titled "Echeverias for the Fancier" was about a talk Butterfield gave to the California Cactus and Succulent Society on Nov. 8, 1953 where he reviewed the known species and hybrids of Echeveria (unfortunately w/o mentioning 'Blue Curls'). Butterfield was also known to have createed several named hybrids of Echeveria gibbiflora, which would be one of the presumed parents of 'Blue Curls'. Mr. Reinelt, who operated Vetterle and Reinelt Nursery in Capitola, California, was more famous for his primrose, begonia and delphiniums but also worked with succulent plants. This hybrid is noted as the sister seedling to another well known cultivar, 'Blue Waves'. Both plants have nice color and form and are good for contrasting with narrow or smaller foliage plants.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Echeveria 'Blue Curls'.
 
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