Sempervivum tectorum

Hen and Chickens, Common Houseleek, Old-Man-And-Old-Woman

Choose from the 50 or more species of succulent herbs or subshrubs for your rock garden or containers. These often stemless evergreen perennials have tightly packed rosettes of leaves and smaller offsets that cluster around the parent rosette. The star-shaped flowers bloom in summer in clusters of yellow, white, green, pink, or red. Although not showy, they are attractive when viewed in detail. Blooms die after setting seed, but offsets are easily planted. Need good drainage.
Sempervivum tectorum, Hen and Chickens, Common Houseleek, Old-Man-And-Old-Woman
The most commonly grown Sempervivum in American gardens, this plant has 4 to 6-inch-wide, gray-green rosettes and bristle-pointed, red-brown leaves. Spreads quickly by offshoots.

Attributes - Sempervivum tectorum

Plant Type: Succulent

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 4 in. to 6 in.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Rust.

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Sempervivum arachnoloeum glabrescens
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