Sempervivum calcereum (House Leek)

These are succulent, rosette-forming, evergreen perennials giving all year round colour. These very decorative plants are indispensable for the rock garden, raised bed, scree, dry wall or trough. Although the plants have attractive star shaped pink or pale yellow flowers in the summer, they are grown mainly for their colourful architectural foliage.

If you’re thinking big, plant them in masses under yuccas or other succulents to form a fleshy mat.

Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet.

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Hardiness level Green

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Hardy anywhere in Britain below approximately 1000ft (300m)

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

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