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Common Name: Hens and Chicks, Houseleeks      Latin Name: Sempervivum tectorum      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Sempervivum tectorum
Origin: Central Europe

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Category: Perennial
Family: CRASSULACEAE
Genus: Sempervivum tectorum
species:
Origin: Central Europe
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes: Growth habit: Spreading; flat, crowded rosettes Foliage: Open rosette, 3 to 8 inches wide, glabrous, with long, thick and narrow leaves that have pointed tips. Leaves may be tinted pink or red. Stoloniferous. Flowers: Purple-red, densely pubescent, about 1 inch wide, rising from the rosette in coarse cymes in midsummer. Young plants form around the base of the ‘hen’ and after it flowers it often dies, leaving the ‘chicks’ to grow in its place. Culture: Full sun and very good drainage. The plants do best in poor, rocky soil Pests and problems: Rust, crown rot Uses: Rock garden, edging, border, bedding plant, containers Propagation: Division Species and Cultivars: Many! Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics: star rating Dry Soil Tolerant
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Coyote Ct, Mason Coyote ct Mason OH
Specimen: 128
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Sempervivum
Age: 2008
Planted By: Sue Trusty
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 200
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Sempervivum
Age: 2008
Planted By: Sue Trusty
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Mid Summer 200
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.563983870000000 Longitude: -123.468566760000000] Specimen: 4639
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.563983870000000 Longitude: -123.468566760000000] Specimen: 4640
Location: Spring Grove Ave. between Beech and Vine 5304 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.563983870000000 Longitude: -123.468566760000000] Specimen: 4793
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Location: bc7

Location: Mucem Marseille 7 Promenade Robert Laffont, 13002 Marseille, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 43.295523960000000 Longitude: 5.362288470000000] Specimen: 5765
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Location: marseille mucem green roof

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