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Sempervivum - or 'Houseleeks'
Sempervivum or 'Houseleeks' are fascinating plants. They grow as leaves clustered together in rosettes; each of these rosettes produces '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 effect.
The leaves are ever-changing in colour - some start the year green, become intense red or purple then change again as winter approaches. Leaf colour varies greatly according to season, rainfall and nutrition. In some varieties, the rosettes develop a covering of fine hairs (cobweb) especially in drier conditions and others have fine hairs on the edges or tips of the leaves. Read more