Debra Lee Baldwin's Top Plant Recommendations: Favorite Succulents with Spectacular Flowers for Southern California.
The center of the plant's rosettes elongate into large cones massed with tiny yellow flowers.
Produces tall orange spires in mid-winter. Grows well in coastal gardens, and is gorgeous with the blue sea (or sky) as a backdrop.
Neon-purple, poppy-like flowers on tall, slender stalks are unusual and airy when massed.
Above the plant's gray, paddle-shaped leaves rise brilliant flowers that resemble crimson broccoli -- and that are sweetly fragrant.