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AEONIUM...'Haworthii'.....(pinwheel)

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AEONIUM...'Haworthii'.....(pinwheel)

Bought this today....



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I think this is called Echevaria or something like. We were out with friends and had a slow puncture, first noticed at a tiny nursery. Hastily pumped up the tyre with the foot pump ,and then went and bought a lovely blue pot crammed with this plant. Lady said don't let it get too damp. I killed off all the other ones I bought, so far not this pot. I will put up the picture of the pot.

22 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks Dorjac...According to the label its called Aeonium 'haworthii'..(pinwheel)...I love the idea of a nice blue pot to put it in....the RHS book says it can reach 60cm (2ft) and spread 1m (3ft)..in its natural habitat....its a native of the Canary Islands and starts into growth in late summer and should be well watered and allowed to dry out before watering again, repotting should also be done at this time....In late spring, watering should be reduced to allow the plant to harden off for the hot summer months...during summer water only enough to prevent the leaves from wilting and keep it no lower than 50F in winter...Dorjac do you think we could manage all that?....lol:>)

22 Jun, 2009

 

I love Echeverias and Aeoniums. Dorjac is right. This is an Echeveria. I appreciate your gorgeous photograph. Thanks for sharing.

The flowers ultimately complete the identification. All Echeveria flowers are bell shaped like this one. They come in many shades of pink and occasionally yellow in the case of Echeveria pulidonis or commonly named 'Pinwheel' Echeveria, also in different shades of orange as well. Many varieties exist today, including cultivars or hybrids. Echeverias are native to Mexico, named after a Mexican illustrator who spent a lifetime documenting them.

On the other hand, Aeonium flowers have a daisy like appearance, in clusters, mostly yellows and cream colors. Aeoniums are native to the Canary islands as indicated.

From bell shaped Echeveria blooms to daisy like Aeonium flowers, the difference is clear.

I believe that this plant was mislabeled, no one's fault. It does happen from time to time to the best of nurseries and even at the most prominent botanic gardens in the world.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful picture. I Love it. Awesome!

18 Jun, 2012

 

It's a long time, Lori, since I bought the Echevaria pot, and it is still going pretty well and next to it is my hairy Echevaria which got its root munched by vine weevil over ther the wintertime. I potted the rootless victims into three seperate pots and 2 are blooming. I will put up a picture of 2 of them.

18 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Lynn.....Please do Dorjac...:>)

18 Jun, 2012



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