Image courtesy of Walters Gardens

Image courtesy of Walters Gardens

Perennial

Sempervivum tectorum

Hens and Chicks (House Leek)

  • Drought tolerant
  • The original rosette of leaves dies after it flowers; years after planting
  • New offsets take the place of the mother plant
  • Plants seem to thrive forever under the correct conditions!
  • Prefers full sun and poor, sandy or rocky soil
The original rosette of leaves dies after it flowers; years after planting, and new offsets are already there to take place of the mother plant. "Sempervivum" means "lives forever," which plants seem to do under the correct conditions.
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Container
Container
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Summer Bloomer
Summer Bloomer
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil

Characteristics and Attributes