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Sempervivum tectorum /Common Houseleek

Sempervivum tectorum  / Sempervivum tectorum
Tight rosettes of the silver-gray foliage
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Tight rosettes of the silver-gray foliage

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Scientific Name: Sempervivum tectorum
Common Name: Common Houseleek
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This succulent produces rosettes of thick fleshy gray green leaves. This perennial makes an excellent container plant and can be grown in the garden among stones, tucked into wall crevices and other places where details are important. Provide a well drained soil. This succulent can take some shade in the afternoon. This plant is often called hen and chicks with the larger units the hens and the small offshoots the chicks. Plants are grown primarily for their foliage, but mature plants do flower on one foot stalks.