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Sempervivum calcareum (Limestone houseleek)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sempervivum calcareum

Other names

Limestone houseleek

Genus

Sempervivum Sempervivum

Species

S. calcareum - S. calcareum is a dense, mat-forming, evergreen perennial succulent with rosettes of dark red-tipped, grey-green leaves and upright, hairy stems of pale pink to rose-pink flowers in summer.


Sempervivum calcareum is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming

Flower

Rose-pink, Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Grey-green, Dark-red in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

Rust Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


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Where to grow

Sempervivum calcareum (Limestone houseleek) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Sempervivum calcareum

Other names

Limestone houseleek

Genus

Sempervivum Sempervivum

Species

S. calcareum - S. calcareum is a dense, mat-forming, evergreen perennial succulent with rosettes of dark red-tipped, grey-green leaves and upright, hairy stems of pale pink to rose-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Rose-pink, Pale-pink in Summer

Foliage

Variegated, Grey-green, Dark-red in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sempervivum calcareum (Limestone houseleek) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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