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Echeveria setosa

Mexican Fire Cracker

Stonecrop

Comments

This variety is very drought tolerant, producing rosettes of spoon shaped foliage that is gray-green, and covered with silvery fuzz; distinctive red and yellow flowers on arching cymes in spring; ideal for rock gardens and containers

Description

This variety is very drought tolerant, producing rosettes of spoon shaped foliage that is gray-green, and covered with silvery fuzz; distinctive red and yellow flowers on arching cymes in spring; ideal for rock gardens and containers

Landscape Attributes

Mexican Fire Cracker is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Mexican Fire Cracker is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mexican Fire Cracker will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 inches (12 inches with the flowers)

8 inches

sandy

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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