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Products > Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'
 
Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pale Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Echeveria 'Fred Ives' ]
Parentage: (Graptopetalum paraguayense X Echeveria gibbiflora)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
x Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' - A beautiful and durable succulent plant that produces large clumps of rosettes to 8 inches tall by nearly 1 foot wide with broad bronze and pink succulent leaves atop short (< 1 foot) stems with 1'-2' long branched inflorescences bearing red-orange centered pale yellow flowers in summer. Plant in full to part sun in a well-drained soil. Little irrigation required. This is a vigorous plant and is great as a container specimen or in the ground in well-drained soils or raised planters. It is reportedly a hybrid of Graptopetalum paraguayense crossed with a plant in the Echeveria gibbiflora complex that was created by Albert Baynes, a founding member of the National Cactus & Succulent Society in England in 1946. The plant was named for one of the societies co-founders Fred Ives of Shipley, Yorkshire and the name was first published in 1979 by J.C. van Keppel in Succulenta 58 (10) : 251 253. Other invalid names associated with this plant include Echeveria 'Fred Ives' Graptopetalum 'Giant Indian Rock', Graptopetalum ivesii, Echeveria ivesii and Graptoveria ivesii. There are also crested and variegated forms of this plant in the succulent trade.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing x Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'.
 
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