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Plant Guide

Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

Common Name
CA Native
Non-native
Plant Type
Succulent
Size
1' - 2' High and Wide
Flower Color
Coral
Bloom Time
  • Summer
Leaves
Powdery Pink and Gray Edged with Pink
Evergreen
Evergreen
Deer Resistant
Rarely Damaged
Wildlife Value
  • Butterfly & Other Insect Nectar
  • Hummingbirds
Growth Rate
Moderate
Hardiness
Hardy
Adverse Growth Factors
None
Special Features
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
Water Use
  • Drought Tolerant
Soil pH
6.5-7.5 (neutral)
Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
  • Shade
Soil Type
Not Particular
Drainage
Well Drained
Description and Cultural Plant Tips

This Echeveria grows on a short stalk and the rosette is the star of the show.  It can grow up to 18” across and is shaped like a large water lily.  The color has been described as other worldly . It is best grown in full sun.  It doesn’t seem to burn even in the hot sun and the colors glow in full light.  It was hybridized by Don Worth of Marin County.

 

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Master Gardener Comments

This is my all time pick for a succulent or rock garden. Everyone should have one or two or many.  They do well in containers. It is hardy to at least the mid 20s. It is the best succulent performer in my garden.  You may have to bait for snails.

 

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