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Echeveria secunda 'Blue Mist'

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Blue Mist Echeveria (Echeveria secunda 'Blue Mist') at Roger's Gardens

Blue Mist Echeveria

Blue Mist Echeveria

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Blue Mist Echeveria (Echeveria secunda 'Blue Mist') at Roger's Gardens

Blue Mist Echeveria

Blue Mist Echeveria

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Hens And Chicks


This clumping variety produces attractive, tight rosettes of short, chalky, whitish gray leaves; older foliage will blush pink in cooler weather; distinctive yellow flowers with red calyces in late spring; ideal for containers or rock gardens

Ornamental Features

Blue Mist Echeveria features unusual bracted yellow bell-shaped flowers with red calyces rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. Its attractive succulent round leaves emerge powder blue in spring, turning grayish green in color with showy white variegation and tinges of silver. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous pink in the fall. The coral-pink stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Blue Mist Echeveria 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blue Mist Echeveria is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Blue Mist Echeveria will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 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.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Blue Mist Echeveria is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features