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Jovibarba globifera/Houseleek, Hen and Chickens

Jovibarba globifera / Jovibarba globifera
Tight rosettes of succulent foliage planted in a rock garden
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Tight rosettes of succulent foliage planted in a rock garden

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Scientific Name: Jovibarba globifera
Common Name: Houseleek, Hen and Chickens
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This tight rosette of basal, succulent, chartreuse colored leaves makes an excellent container plant. After flowering the parent plant dies but new plants arise from stolons which spread from the dying parent plant. Provide full sunlight and a fast-drained soil. Grows well in rock gardens, in dry walls and other places where there is thin soil. It was once a favorite plant for rooftop gardens because the houseleek was reported to ward off lightning.