Echeveria derenbergii, the painted-lady,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, endemic to Mexico.

Echeveria derenbergii
E. derenbergii, Montreal Botanical Garden
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Echeveria
E. derenbergii
Binomial name
Echeveria derenbergii

Description edit

Close up of the flowers

Echeveria derenbergii is an evergreen perennial succulent, growing to 10 cm (4 in), with a dense basal rosette of pagoda-shaped, frosted, bristle-tipped, fleshy leaves. It bears racemes of bell-shaped yellow flowers with "painted" red tips in winter.[2]

Cultivation edit

Echeveria derenbergii is cultivated as an ornamental plant for rock gardens and as a potted plant. Like other Echeverias, it rapidly produces a colony of small offsets which can be separated from the parent plant.

In cooler temperate regions, it requires winter protection, as it does not tolerate temperatures below −7 °C (19 °F); but it may be placed outside in a sheltered spot during summer months. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

Etymology edit

Echeveria is named for Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, a botanical illustrator who contributed to Flora Mexicana.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1405332965.
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Echeveria derenbergii". Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ Gledhill, David (2008). "The Names of Plants". Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521866453 (hardback), ISBN 9780521685535 (paperback). p. 149

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