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Echeveria 'Doris Taylor' (Woolly Rose)

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Scientific Name

Echeveria 'Doris Taylor'

Common Names

Woolly Rose

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Echeveria

Description

Echeveria 'Doris Taylor' is an attractive succulent, up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall, that forms rosettes of fleshy leaves. Stems are short, with numerous horizontal offsets. Entire plant, including flower, is covered with glistening hairs, similar to Echeveria setosa but more numerous. Leaves are pale-green with red margins in full sun, up to 3.6 inches (9 cm) long and up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) wide. Flowers are yellow inside, red shading to yellow outside and appear in spring to fall.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Place the Woolly Rose where it will receive full morning sun or partially shaded afternoon sunlight. If it is in a pot, place it out on the balcony or porch during warm, sunny weather. Give the Woolly Rose at least a foot (30 cm) of space on each side to prevent it from being crowded by other plants.

Water whenever the soil feels dry during the growing season. Water lightly until the soil is moist but not very wet. Woolly Rose can go for a long period without water once they are established, but they grow better and faster if they receive regular watering during the growing season. Reduce watering during the winter, allowing the soil to dry thoroughly between waterings.

Fertilize Woolly Rose with liquid 2-7-7 succulent fertilizer during the growing season, from spring to late summer. Add seven drops of the fertilizer to 1 quart of water and sprinkle around the base of the succulent. Fertilize once every 2 weeks.

Woolly Rose will drop many of its lower leaves during the winter. Remove shriveled and fallen leaves as they accumulate around the base of the plant. Discard the leaves before they begin to rot. Decaying leaves can spread disease to the rest of the plant if not removed.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for a Woolly Rose (Echeveria 'Doris Taylor').

Origin

Echeveria 'Doris Taylor' is a hybrid between Echeveria pulvinata 'Ruby' and Echeveria setosa, created by Dr. W. Taylor and named after his wife.

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