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Jovibarba sobolifera

Hen and chickens houseleek

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourGreen yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy bright green, purple-cased new growth

Description

Jovibarba sobolifera (Hen and chickens houseleek). This species is an evergreen perennial with obovate to oblong glossy bright green leaves. The flowers are cymes of green-yellow blooms appearing in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

Origin

Europe and Russia

Interest and use

Makes ground-hugging mats, suitable for rock gardens, screens, walls, banks and alpine houses.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality, Gritty
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in poor gritty soil with full sun.

Propagation

By root offsets in the spring or early summer.

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