Sempervivum nevadense/Sempervivum

Sempervivum nevadense / Sempervivum nevadense
Rosettes of closely arranged succulent leaves
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Rosettes of closely arranged succulent leaves

Plants growing in a small rock garden in the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Sempervivum nevadense
Common Name: Sempervivum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This succulent is well suited for the alpine and rock gardens because it will tolerate dry conditions quite well. Plant in full sunlight and in a well drained soil. Cannot tolerate cold, wet soils. When they flower they produce star-shaped flowers. The main attraction are the rosettes of thick, succulent leaves. Makes an excellent container plant. Propagate by separating offsets around the base of larger plants.