Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Echeveria agavoides 'Ebony'

When we first got our starter plant for this it was much, much darker. But we're here in Oregon and we don't get the sun they get farther south and it's harder to get the really dark colors. But, who's complaining. Really. It may not be as "ebonyish" is it will be with more sun, but the colors here are just as outstanding.

Our company from Wisconsin arrived today and I'm not sure when I'll have the time to go out and take more pictures. There are some wonderful and odd little flowers out there and I need to get out with the tripod and closeup lens. I'll try...but no guarantees!

Enjoy your plants


  1. Are you sure this is 'Ebony'? It looks a lot like 'Lipstick'...

  2. First of all, the names for various E. agavoides variations are insanely messed up. 'Liipstick' probably isn't even a validly published cultivar name; Echeveria agavoides ’Corderoyi’ is the "Lipstick" echeveria ( Since the color on these plants is highly dependent upon the environment (how much sun, water, cold) in which they are grown, color is highly variable. This plant had all the outward appearance of 'Ebony' when it was acquired, but through time - in our setting - it lost the darker color. IMHO, there are so many cultivars of echeverias out there that there are probably many duplicates and plants which have no continuity of form from one time to the next.