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Sempervivum arachnoideum

Cobweb houseleek

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMid green shades to purple-red

Description

Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb houseleek). This species produces a web of white hairs that cover the green, triangular-leafed rosettes. The flowers are pink to crimson in loose terminal clusters throughout the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Houseleek

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Rock gardens. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Light, Medium, Gritty, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

You can plant in full sun in a gravelly very well-drained soil.

Propagation

Propagation is by offsets in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May suffer from rust

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