Succulents

More information about succulents is available from the Cactus and Succulent Society of America

Echevaria

Echevaria is a succulent rosette-forming perennial. The plant is 6-8 inches tall or mat forming depending on species. Flowering stalks can grow up to 3 feet with red, pink or yellow blooms. Leaves may be green, white or purple depending on species. Plant it in partial shade for best results. It is excellent in rock gardens or walls and extremely drought tolerant.

 

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DUDLEYA

Dudleya is another succulent rosette-forming perennial. The plant is 6-8 inches tall and is often found growing in rocky banks. Flowering stalks can grow up to 3 feet with red, pink or yellow blooms. Plant it in partial shade for best results. It is excellent in rock gardens or walls and extremely drought tolerant.

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Chalk lettuce

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Hen and Chicks ( also called House Leek (Sempervivum))

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TALINUM

Talinum is a perennial that blooms in spring.

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HESPERALOE

Texas Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) is a succulent perennial similar to Yucca. It is native to high desert regions of New Mexico and Texas. It is still experimental here; should be ok to zero degrees. It is drought tolerant after it matures. Blooms in spring and is a hummingbird magnet.

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I kept it for three years then lost it in the 2003 fire. Next, I 'released it' to my wild garden too soon and it dried out while still an infant! Third time will tell the tale. It is worth the attempt if you love desert gardens.

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When young, it needs occasional water in dry, hot weather.

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