The Sempervivium genus, also known as houseleek or ‘Hens and Chicks, is a popular garden plant, as it's
– so so easy to grow;
– as tough as tough can be, come cold, drought or heat!
– sculptural foliage in rosettes of succulent leaves;
– and, finally, an incredible wealth of varieties.
The foliage of the Sempervivum 'Red Devil’ hybrid is a brick red colour.
We grow this succulent in the sun in a rock garden, in a trough or alpine greenhouse in poor, gravelly, dry and well-drained soil.
Too much damp in winter is bad for the foliage. Combined with a harsh frost it can kill the plant.
- 9,5cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: less than 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour:
- Flowering period:
A dense cushion for an arid location£3.49
A plant with eight names!£3.49
Large rounded, slightly downy, silvery-green rosettes£3.49
A dense clump of small fleshy, apple green rosettes with brownish tips.£3.49
A spidery cobweb plant!£3.49
Common Houseleek, Jove's beard£3.49