Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'

Also known as:

  • Echeveria 'Silver Spoons'
  • Silver Spoons Echeveria
  • Mexican Hen and Chicks

Plant Type

perennial, cactus / succulent, groundcover

Zones

8a-8a, 10b-10b

Size

H:6"
W:10"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, gritty

Water Needs:

regular, occasional, low, dry in winter, dry in summer

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, bright shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

apricot, coral

Foliage Color:

silver

Wildlife:

hummingbirds

Flower Season:

summer

Texture:

glaucous

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Merryville, Louisiana

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Portland, Oregon

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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Cactus Jungle

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Berkeley, California

510-558-8650

Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Premier Landscaping & Yard Care

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812 Quince St Florence, Oregon

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Far South Wholesale Nursery

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1141 Penion Drive Austin, Texas

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Succulent Gardens

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2133 Elkhorn Road Castroville, California

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831-632-0482

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6430 McGill Ave. Las Vegas, Nevada

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After seven years of growing this in the garden, we finally have enough to offer. This splendid, winter hardy succulent makes a 6" tall x 10" wide offsetting rosette of thick silver-blue leaves. Echeveria runyonii is a Mexican native to rocky cliffs, only discovered in the wild by Yucca Do Nursery in 1990, but named in honor of Dr. Runyon, who brought a Mexican garden specimen into the US in the early 1900s. Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy' is a unique form, named by former Huntington Gardens director and succulent guru Myron Kimnack, in which the leaves are recurved upward and slightly contorted. Dry soils and good drainage in winter are keys to survival in cold climates. Our plants had no problem at 7 °F.

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Portland, Oregon

503-913-7123

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A plant with a sense of humor, this fasciated sport has cupped and undulated blue leaves on small rosettes, under about 6", with pink to salmon flowers in spring and summer. Prefers mineral soil. A great plant for dish gardens, containers, or planting out where temperatures fall to 20 °F, USDA zone 9. Fun for the whole family. Crassulaceae

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Richmond, British Columbia

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Topsy Turvy' is a form of species runyonii with succulent silver leaves whose margins curve downwards while the leaf tips curve upwards. This leaf shape makes for an intriguing rosette. Red flowers with orange highlights. Echeverias are perennial succulents mainly from Mexico but also occuring in adjacent countries. There are over 150 different species and countless fantastic cultivars.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Sun to Shade. Indoor/Outdoor (Patio). Bright Reddish Orange Flowers on Tall Arching Racemes .

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A low growing Hen and Chicks-like perennial with thick silver foliage that is curled at the tips. A good choice for mixed containers.

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Blue silver rosettes to 6" tall and 10" wide fill a pot in a short time; interesting sculptural quality, especially when viewed close up. Full sun to light shade, fast draining soil….probably most successful in containers, as a specimen or part of a container group. 8-10" stalks with coral apricot flowers in summer are hummer candy. Let dry between waterings.

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