Echeveria runyonii Topsy Turvy (Mexican Hen & Chicks)

Rosettes of spoon-shaped, dusty, blue-gray leaves curve downwards along their length, while the tips curl up toward the centre of the plant. Later in the summer, star-shaped yellow and orange flowers spring up on arching stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to 25°F (-4 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Zone Zone 8
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

Luminous silver, scalloped leaves form a spreading mat of foliage. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early to mid summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Fragrant
Groundcover
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Dense masses of deep bluish-purple, fragrant flowers bloom in abundance on foliage that’s dull green with a silvery underside. Low-mounded habit.

Blooms from late summer into fall
2-2.5′ tall x 2-2.5′ spread
HARDY to -20°F (-29°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant
Drought tolerant

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An attractive dense, mound of golden-yellow flowers in spring turn into various hues of red, purple or orange in the cooler weather. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-spring to early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Moderate salt tolerance

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Dense tufts of fine, vivid silver-blue blades form a compact mound, with upright flower plumes of beige appearing in the summer. The leaves retain their colour all season. Fast growth rate.

Blooms early spring to mid-summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
Heat tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Salt tolerant

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This evergreen, clump-forming, fragrant perennial features green foliage and bright purple-blue flower spikes. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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Spikes of dark pink flowers on dark burgundy calyces grow on bright green stems in round clumps, along with gray-green aromatic lanceolate foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Drought tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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Multicoloured foliage of deep green rosettes have vivid red markings that give it a painted effect. Later in the summer dull yellow blooms with coral throats are produced on slender, arching stalks Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
5” tall x 2-3 ft wide
HARDY to 25°F (-4 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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Rosettes of mauve purple, silvery blue, and green foliage that start out spoon-shaped mature to show delicate pink ruffled edging, or “frills”, as the name suggests. Orange-pink flower on tall narrow, arching wands in summer Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to mid-summer
0.5-1 ft tall x 0.5-1 ft wide
HARDY to 25°F (-4 °C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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