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Sempervivum - or 'Houseleeks'
Pronounced Semper-VEE-vum or Semper-VIE-vum, enthusiasts just call them 'Semps'.
Sempervivum or 'Houseleeks' are fascinating plants. We are huge fans and intend greatly increasing the number of varieties we offer in future. We can't grow enough! Newly bred varieties in recent years have renewed interest and they are increasingly popular with people gathering huge collections of varieties. We 'only' have about 300 - but there nearly 5,000 named cultivars!
Sempervivum are easy to grow, even by complete novices and at the same time offer enough of a challenge to the more experienced in growing them really well. They grow as leaves clustered together in rosettes; each of these rosettes will produce 'baby' rosettes and all will grow together to form handsome clumps. A collection of different varieties grown together with their different shapes and colours enhances the overall effect. Read more