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Products > Echeveria 'Ruffled Red'
 
Echeveria 'Ruffled Red'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Orange & Pink
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Echeveria 'Ruffled Red'- A large Echeveria that produces foot wide rosettes on stout stems 12 to 18 inches long with spoon-shaped leaves that are a pink tinted gray-green when first emerging and with darker red highlights and frilly undulated margins as leaves elongate and age. 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 red in the foliage. We have not had this plant through a cold winter but cultivars of this type species are typically hardy short term temperature 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. We have found no good reference information about this cultivar. This is the name we purchased this plant as but do not know if this name is correct (perhaps this is the same as 'Red Ruffles' ?), who created it or what its parents were but it certainly looks to be a hybrid involving Echeveria gibbiflora - for more information about this species see our listing for Echeveria gibbiflora This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Echeveria 'Ruffled Red'.
 
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