Echeveria 'Violet Queen' is a compact succulent with very neat symmetrical shape and green-grey leaves with a pink blush at the edge in cooler weather. It is easy to care for and very beginner friendly.
Echeveria 'Violet Queen' (Violet Queen Hens and Chicks) is a fast growing and hardy rosette-forming gray-leafed succulent which freely offsets to form a dense small mound or groundcover to 4 to 5 inches tall with each rosette spreading to 6 to 8 inches wide. The leaves are long and narrow and curve up slightly towards the tips to form an open lotus blossom shape. The leaves, especially the tips, take on a rose pink coloration in late fall and winter that is enhanced by cold evenings and even light frosts. This hybrid was created by legendary Santa Barbara Horticulturalist Edward (E.O.) Orpet, for whom our hillside Orpet Park was named. It is thought to be an Echeveria elegans hybrid and is sometimes grown as E. subsessilis.