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Echeveria gibbiflora 'Ursa Minor'

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red & Yellow
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Echeveria gibbiflora 'Ursa Minor' - A large clustering Echeveria that produces foot wide rosettes on stout stems 12 to 18 inches long with spoon-shaped gray leaves that are broad and narrowed at the base and rounded with frilly pink margins at the tips. In fall through winter this species will often form a tall branching inflorescence holding bell-shaped reddish flowers that are yellow on the inside. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally brighter light brings out the gray and purples in the foliage. Cultivars of this species are usually hardy down to around 25 F. Trim older lower leaves as they senesce and cut and reroot foliage heads when stems become too top heavy but keep rooted lower stems as they usually resprout new growth. This cultivar came to us with this name from EuroAmerican Propagators as part of their Celestial Gems Series and also grow the carunculated Echeveria gibbiflora 'Alpha 105' from this same series. Aside from the EuroAmerican Propagators catalog, we have found no other information on either of these plants, so do not know who first introduced them or if these names are valid, but they are very nice looking. For more information about this species see our listing for Echeveria gibbiflora. Images on this page courtesy of EuroAmercian Propagators.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate 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 might aid others in growing Echeveria gibbiflora 'Ursa Minor'.