ISI 2022-23. Echeveria ‘Bob Grim’ J. Trager

Robert Grim (1914–2011) created many horticulturally worthy hybrids in the Crassulaceae. A number of these have subsequently been given cultivar names and distributed by others. This is the latest of those and is an F1 hybrid of Echeveria minima × E. longissima. The hybrid has proven to be a durable, clumping, rosette plant that tends to blush red even under greenhouse conditions. Outdoors in the shade house the color is even more striking. It is worth growing for its vegetative form alone but the flowers, though infrequent under the filtered light of the greenhouse, reflect the elongate corolla of the E. longissima parent while the compact, offsetting rosettes are more characteristic of the E. minima parentage. We offer rooted offsets of HBG 73048. $10.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 94 (2), Summer 2022