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Scientific Name: Sempervivum tectorum
Pronunciation: sem-pur-VYE-vum teck-TORE-um
Common Name: roof houseleek, hens and chicks
Family Name: Crassulaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial, Succulent or Cacti
Key ID Features: Leaves in a rosette with flower stalks that rise up over the foliage.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: (mountains of S. Europe)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Rock garden
Additional Info: Google
roof houseleek, hens and chicks
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Obovate
Apices: Aristate
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Ciliate, Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:11+
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, Purple, Red
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Follicle
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Aug
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Succulent leaves
Propagation: Division - above ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Crown rot, Root rot, Rust, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
(BUG) BUG garden
(GRB) GRass Bed
(ONE) Overpass North side East : in princess tree root
(ONW) Overpass North side West
(PDW) PonD West
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