Scientific Name: Sempervivum (hybrid cvs.)
Common Name: hens and chicks, houseleek
Family Name: Crassulaceae
Origin: Africa, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Ground cover, Succulent or Cacti
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Ground cover, Hanging basket, Perennial border, Rock garden, Winter interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Spiraled, Basal, Succulent, Pubescent, Oblong, Obovate, Ciliate
Flowers: Cyme, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Follicle, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves succulent in a rosette with smaller rossettes clinging to the sides (like 'chicks'), florets with 11-16 petals on a thick leafy peduncle that rises 5-25cm above the rosette.