Native to Mexico, Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ is a highly sought after succulent that makes a gorgeous display in the garden. This jumbo sized beauty grows 1-2 feet tall x 1-2 feet wide and has a vigorous growth habit. In the summer it sends up slender flower stalks that are topped with nodding, tubular flowers in shades of coral, orange, and rose. The sweet flowers attract hummingbirds and other beneficial pollinators. The iridescent, rosy-lavender rosettes have fleshy, slightly cupped leaves that are edged in a deeper rose and come to an elegant point at the tips.
‘Afterglow’ creates a dramatic statement when planted solo in containers, and is also stunning when mass planted along a garden path. The cool, gray-blue colors of Senecio mandraliscae ‘Blue Chalk Stick’, along with rich colors of ‘Afterglow’ make a winning combination in any garden. As with all succulents, plant in very well drained soil, allowing the soil to dry between waterings. Plant in full sun in the cooler coastal regions and provide good ventilation and mid to afternoon shade in the hotter inland regions. ‘Afterglow’ is hardy to about 28°F. Protect from frost is colder areas. The Sunset Western Climate Zones are 8, 9, 12-24.
We are currently growing Echeveria ‘Afterglow’ in 4.5” and 5.5” containers. Give us a call 805-528-4458, stop by, or visit our website www.clearwatercolor.com to see these beautiful succulents for yourself.