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Pachyphytum 'Bill Baker'

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Pachyphytum 'Bill Baker' - A low growing succulent with thick upright stems to nearly 1 foot tall bearing 3 inch long, flattened and slightly upwadr-arching purple-tinged blue-green leaves that form a rosette at the stems tips. The flowers, which appear in winter to early spring atop reddish 1 foot long stems, have red-orange petals surrounded by fleshy sepals. Plant in full sun along the coast or with some shade during the hottest part of day. This plant has been exposed to night time temperatures down to 25 F without damage. This attractive plant was first noticed by us growing at Bill Baker's California Garden Nursery in Reseda in 2007. Bill noted it was an unnamed hybrid that he had raised from seed and suggested that it would be a good plant for San Marcos Growers to grow. I would have liked to ask so much more of Bill about this and his other great plants but he unexpectedly passed away on April 11, 2009. We fittingly are calling this plant Pachyphytum 'Bill Baker' in his honor. The name for the genus comes from the Greek word 'pachys' meaning "thick" and phyton (phuton) meaning "plant" because of the thick swollen leaves.  The information on this page is based on our research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Pachyphytum 'Bill Baker'.