Echeveria elegans
“Mexican Snowball”

Echeveria elegans Mexican Snowball

Those of us who love ‘em tough, low-maintenance and unusual but still gorgeous- take note of this unstoppable, other-worldly beauty! Tidy, silvery-green rosettes quickly grow to 8” tall by 1’ wide and offsets form like crazy! Fantastic year-round, in Spring and Summer (there are some reports of near-constant bloom in Northern California) there is added lovely, lofty fascination when the 1’ tall, glowing pink-red stems shoot up, bearing pink-tinged-with-yellow, bell-shaped blooms. Just the thing for any rock garden, green roof or container! Hummingbirds cheerfully hover around, while deer are indifferent and it’s SO DANGED EASY! Drought tolerant (though a bit of Summer water will pay off handsomely) it does best in well-drained soil with partial shade, or full sun on the coast. Hardy to 25° F.

Coastal Sun/
Inland Part Shade

Low/Avg. water

Perennial Succulent
USDA zones 9-11