×Sedeveria 'Blue Mist'
Pachyphytum oviferum 'Shireiden', Pachyphytum 'Shireiden', ×Pachyveria 'Blue Mist', ×Pachyveria 'Hummel's Purple'
×Sedeveria 'Blue Mist' is a nice-looking succulent that forms short-stemmed rosettes of usually blue or purple leaves that turn more purple when exposed to intense sunlight. The rosettes grow up to 3.4 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Flowers are orange-pink, bell-shaped, and appear on erect, up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall stalks in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 45 °F (+7.2 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When growing Sedums, keep in mind that these plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in but do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. A common name for Sedum is Stonecrop because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you want to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin soil covering.
You can break off one of the stems for taller varieties and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily, and a new plant will be established in a season or two.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
This succulent is an intergeneric hybrid resulting from the supposed cross between Sedum craigii and Echeveria affinis. Therefore, it has been considered to be a ×Pachyveria. However, the flowers are not reminiscent of Pachyphytum. Instead, they strongly resemble those of S. craigii.
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