The houseleeks are hardy and form low rosettes of leaves. They are used in rock gardens and in barrel plantings. Propagation is by removing and planting one rosette from a cluster. The rosette is low to the ground but flowering plants can be 12 to 15 inches tall. Most prefer full sun and a well drained soil.
Sempervivum arachnoideum--Cobweb Houseleek The rosettes are about one inch across and cobweb like threads stretch between leaf tips. Individual leaves are red to green or a combination of red and green. The flowers are red or pink and borne on stems 3 to 4 inches tall.
Sempervivum tectorum is the Hens and Chickens.
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