What's blooming at Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory?
Echeveria is a large group of succulents that belong to the Crassulaceae family and are native to Mexico and northern South America.
Named after the 18th century Spanish botanist Atansio Echeverria Codoy, they are commonly called “Hens and Chicks.” You can see them now at Baltimore's Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park.
This specimen, an Echeveria Secunda, has beautiful rossettes of ice blue and produces bell-shaped flowers of pink and orange. They will multiply and form a dense carpet and are perfect for ground cover. They also suitable for containers.
Recommended for USDA zones 9-11.
Photo credit: Michael Lemmon