Houseleek - Sempervivum
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Description: These delightful hardy evergreen succulents are grown for their dense mats of fleshy often highly coloured foliage and are more often associated with rock gardens. They will grow in any dryish situation including on your house roof as they need little food. They consist of a whorl of tightly packed succulent leaves and in summer, thin stalks rise above the foliage containing clusters of star-shaped flowers.

Hardiness: Mostly hardy if they don’t get to wet during the winter

Height: 4cm x

Position: Full sun

Soil: Poor, very well drained soils

Water: Drought tolerant once established into colonies

Usage: Rockeries, gravel gardens, well-drained stone troughs, containers and of course roofs

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