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Common Houseleek

Sempervivum tectorum

Also known as

Houseleek

Sempervivum tectorum 01 by Line1 by Liné1 (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

50cm

15cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Common Houseleek Overview

Sempervivum tectorum is an evergreen species in the Crassulaceae family. It has a vigorous, mat-forming growth habit, producing fleshy rosettes of foliage measuring around 10cm across. Leaves are coloured blue-green and tinged with red-purple colouring, especially when planted in strong sunlight. Starry purple flowers are produced on flattened cyme arrangements measuring approximately 20cm in height. This plant is termed monocarpic as after flowering, it dies.

Common problems with Common Houseleek

Special features of Common Houseleek

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Common Houseleek

Rock garden, indoors, container, greenhouse, walls