It appears that nobody knows who Manda was or where this hybrid originated, and - judging by comments on the web - it appears to be disliked by far too many people. It's certainly not the flashiest of cultivars, but it's very easy to grow and is actually quite a handsome plant. It could easily be worked into one of the now very popular succulent gardens or living wreaths and I think it should be used more often.
I guess I shouldn't have posted this one. It reminds me that it's been far too long since we've taken a drive over to the Oregon coast. And Spring is one of the best times to go there. Now all we have to do is get some transmission work done on the car...yes, the one we just bought. Cars...bah humbug!
OK, I said I'd be posting a series of Echeverias and this isn't an Echeveria. True enough. It's an Intergeneric hybrid, but echeveria is half of its heritage. Debbie is one of my favorites with such outstanding colors and form.
Over the next couple of days I'll post some Echeverias in their growing trays. Almost all of our plants are grown in trays rather than individual pots. This one - 'Pink Frills' - is obviously named appropriately.