Sempervivum

Sempervivums are hardy succulents native to the mountainous regions of central and southern Europe and some Mediterranean islands, traditionally grown on roofs to protect against storms and sorcery. In Nordic mythology they were considered sacred with the flower said to resemble the beard of God. There are around 50 species and a myriad of cultivars with a wide range of rosette sizes, forms and colours. Their flowers are star-shaped typically pink or red, sometimes pale yellow.

CULTIVATION TIPS
Spring / summer growers. Sempervivums prefer filtered sun, or part sun. Protect them from excessive sunlight in summer. They require reasonable water during the warmer months but keep them drier in winter. When grown outdoors they will spread through narrow crevices making them excellent for wall planting.

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Sempervivum atlanticum Sempervivum atlanticum

Sempervivum atlanticum

Bright green rosettes to 8cm wide Offsets freely to form a dense mat. Protect from full summer sun. Click here

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Sempervivum ciliosum 'Springtime' Sempervivum ciliosum 'Springtime'

Sempervivum ciliosum 'Springtime'

Miniature deep green dense rosettes to 3cm wide. The undersides of the leaves develop a crimson hue in summer. New plants appear as 'antennae'. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Giuseppe'' Sempervivum 'Giuseppe''

Sempervivum 'Giuseppe''

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Sempervivum 'Lively Bug' Sempervivum 'Lively Bug'

Sempervivum 'Lively Bug'

Brilliant purple/red summer colour, green for the rest of the year. The young leaves are covered in fine hairs. 6=8cm in diameter. Pink flowers.

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Sempervivum magnificum Sempervivum magnificum

Sempervivum magnificum

Stunning metallic grey rosettes to 15cm wide, infused with pink. Colour becomes more prominent in winter. Part sun/light shade.

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Sempervivum montanum Sempervivum montanum

Sempervivum montanum

Densely packed mid-green rosettes to 5cm wide, offsetting freely to form a dense clump. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Oddity' Sempervivum 'Oddity'

Sempervivum 'Oddity'

An unusual cultivar with fused tubular leaves open at the tips. Lime green, tipped with crimson. Part sun/light shade.

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Sempervivum 'Pacific Red Rose' Sempervivum 'Pacific Red Rose'

Sempervivum 'Pacific Red Rose'

Stunning olive green rosettes edged in crimson to 10cm wide, turning deep crimson in spring. Part sun/light shade. ....detailed view

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Sempervivum 'Red Ace' Sempervivum 'Red Ace'

Sempervivum 'Red Ace'

A beautiful cultivar with deep crimson rosettes tipped with pale olive. Rosettes to 10cm wide. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Topaz' Sempervivum 'Topaz'

Sempervivum 'Topaz'

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This section lists plants that are either rare and available only occassionally on our One of a Kind page; plants that are out of season or those being propagated to build up numbers for sale.


Sempervivum 'Adelmoed' Sempervivum 'Adelmoed'

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Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cebenses' Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cebenses'

Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cebenses'

Globular pale green rosettes to 5cm wide with a dense ‘spidery’ webbing of white threads. Offsets freely to form a dense mat. Part sun/light shade.

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Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb' Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb'

Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb'

Compact pale green rosettes to 5cm wide with a dense ‘spidery’ webbing of white threads. Offsets freely to form a dense mat. Pink to crimson flowers in summer. Part sun/light shade.


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Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Rubin' Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Rubin'

Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Rubin'

Compact mid green rosettes to 10cm wide with a ‘spidery’ webbing of white threads. Foliage turns crimson in winter. Offsets freely to form a dense mat. Pink to crimson flowers in summer. Part sun/light shade.


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Sempervivum 'Ashes of Roses' Click here

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Sempervivum 'Atropurpureum' Sempervivum 'Atropurpureum'

Sempervivum 'Atropurpureum'

A beautiful cultivar with stiff deep green rosettes edged with red. Grows to 20cm wide. Offsets freely. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Black Prince' Sempervivum 'Black Prince'

Sempervivum 'Black Prince'

Stunning silver grey rosettes turning deep crimson in spring/summer. Offsets freely to form a dense mat. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum calcareum Sempervivum calcareum

Sempervivum calcareum

Silvery grey-green rosettes to 20cm wide. Leaves have deep crimson tips. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Candy Floss' Sempervivum 'Candy Floss'

Sempervivum 'Candy Floss'

Small dense rosettes to 5cm wide with fine hairs along the leaf margins. Turns pink/red in spring. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Carmen' Sempervivum 'Carmen'

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Sempervivum 'Centennial' Sempervivum 'Centennial'

Sempervivum 'Centennial' Click here

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Sempervivum ciliosum v borisii Sempervivum ciliosum v borisii

Sempervivum ciliosum v borisii

Stiff green rosettes to 5cm wide with a light ‘spidery’ webbing of white threads. Densely packed leaves. Offsets freely to form a dense mat. Part sun/light shade.

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Sempervivum 'Collage' Sempervivum 'Collage'

Sempervivum 'Collage'

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Sempervivum 'Edge of Night' Sempervivum 'Edge of Night'

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Sempervivum 'Excalibur' Sempervivum 'Excalibur'

Sempervivum 'Excalibur'

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Sempervivum 'Falconetti' Sempervivum 'Falconetti'

Sempervivum 'Falconetti'

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Sempervivum 'Flamingo' Sempervivum 'Flamingo'

Sempervivum 'Flamingo'

Pale olive green leaves covered in fine hairs give this cultivar a silvery hue. Crimson leaf tips. Develops a pink tinge in spring. To 10cm wide. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Funkii' Sempervivum 'Funkii'

Sempervivum 'Funkii'

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Sempervivum globiferum ssp arenarium Sempervivum globiferum ssp arenarium

Sempervivum globiferum ssp arenarium

Pale olive green leaves covered in fine hairs give this cultivar a silvery hue. Crimson leaf tips. Develops a pink tinge in spring. To 10cm wide. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum grandiflorum Sempervivum grandiflorum

Sempervivum grandiflorum

Stiff bright green rosettes to 5cm wide tipped with red. Offsets freely to form a dense mat. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Icicle' Sempervivum 'Icicle'

Sempervivum 'Icicle'

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Sempervivum 'Kramer's Spinrad' Sempervivum 'Kramer's Spinrad'

Sempervivum 'Kramer's Spinrad'

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Sempervivum 'Limelight' Sempervivum 'Limelight'

Sempervivum 'Limelight'

Bright lime green rosettes to 5cm wide, offsetting profusely to form a dense ground cover. Protect from full summer sun.


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Sempervivum marmoreum Sempervivum marmoreum

Sempervivum marmoreum

Deep green leaves flushed and tipped with crimson. Dense rosettes to 10cm wide. Offsets freely. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum marmoreum fa. Brunneifolium Sempervivum marmoreum fa. Brunneifolium

Sempervivum marmoreum fa. Brunneifolium

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Sempervivum marmoreum 'Rubrifolium' Sempervivum marmoreum 'Rubrifolium'

Sempervivum marmoreum 'Rubrifolium'

Bright red rosettes to 15cm wide, with lime green tips. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Moi'

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Sempervivum 'Noire'

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Sempervivum 'Pacific Red Rose' cristata Sempervivum 'Pacific Red Rose' cristata

Sempervivum 'Pacific Red Rose' cristata

A beautiful crested sempervivum with green leaves tipped in red tightly packed along the crest. Part sun/light shade.

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Sempervivum 'Pink Surprise' Sempervivum 'Pink Surprise'

Sempervivum 'Pink Surprise'

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Sempervivum pittonii Sempervivum pittonii

Sempervivum pittonii

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Sempervivum 'Purple Beauty' Sempervivum 'Purple Beauty'

Sempervivum 'Purple Beauty'

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Sempervivum 'Purple Haze' Sempervivum 'Purple Haze'

Sempervivum 'Purple Haze'

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Sempervivum 'Raspberry Ice' Sempervivum 'Raspberry Ice'

Sempervivum 'Raspberry Ice'

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Sempervivum 'Reinhardt' Sempervivum 'Reinhardt'

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Sempervivum 'Reward' Sempervivum 'Reward'

Sempervivum 'Reward'

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Sempervivum 'Rosie' Sempervivum 'Rosie'

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Sempervivum 'Rubrum Ray' Click here

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Sempervivum 'Silver Song' Sempervivum 'Silver Song'

Sempervivum 'Silver Song'

A beautiful sempervivum with pale grey-green leaves deeply tipped with crimson. Grows to 15cm in diameter and offsets freely in spring. Sun/part shade.

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Sempervivum 'Silverine' Sempervivum 'Silverine'

Sempervivum 'Silverine'

Mid olive green rosettes to 20cm wide flushed with crimson. Part sun/light shade.

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Sempervivum 'Sir Wm Lawrence' Sempervivum 'Sir Wm Lawrence'

Sempervivum 'Sir Wm Lawrence'

Small silvery grey-green rosettes to 6cm across, tipped with crimnson. Offsets freely. Sun/part shade.

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Sempervivum 'Skrocki's Beauty'

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Sempervivum tectorum Sempervivum tectorum

Sempervivum tectorum

Bright lime green rosettes to 10cm wide, tipped in deep maroon. Sun/part shade.

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Sempervivum tectorum 'Griggs Surprise' Sempervivum tectorum 'Griggs Surprise'

Sempervivum tectorum 'Griggs Surprise'

A fascinating plant with densely packed elongated tubular silvery-green leaves tipped with maroon. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Twilight' Sempervivum 'Twilight'

Sempervivum 'Twilight'

Deep green rosettes to 15cm wide comprised of masses of elegant long pointed leaves, developing a soft pink hue in Spring. Protect from full summer sun.

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Sempervivum 'Vakari'

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Sempervivum 'Winter Beauty' Sempervivum 'Winter Beauty'

Sempervivum 'Winter Beauty'

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