Sempervivum calcareum is native to high altitudes of France and Italy. It forms very geometric rosettes to 3" grayish-green leaves strongly tipped with burgundy. Offsets profusely to form very geometric "Hen n' Chick" clusters. Some cultivars are very attractive with intense burgundy tips. In the past, Sempervivums were planted on roofs in Europe and it was believed that Semperivivums had the ability to protect the house from lightning strikes or other attacks. Star-shaped rose flowers in summer months. Sempervivums can provide colorful accents for rock gardens, dish gardens and often are used in strawberry pots, old bird baths, troughs, logs and other unusual plantings. Considered hardy to Zone 5. Requires porous soil with adequate drainage.
Filtered light with ample airflow. Prefers shade during summer dormancy. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Although very cold tolerant, best to provide frost protection to prevent possible scarring. All plants are shipped well packaged, healthy, free of pests & diseases.This plant is grown with organic, pesticide-free methods. This is a gorgeous, healthy specimen, currently in a 4" pot.