Houseleek, Hen-and-Chickens, Old Man and Woman, Roof House Leek
Sempervivum tectorum 'Fame'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sempervivum (sem-per-VEE-vum) (Info)
Species: tectorum (tek-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Fame
Hybridized by Moore
Registered or introduced: 1962

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bear, Delaware

Gold Hill, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 28, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

Rose-red leaves shade out to green. A satin of good repute. Holds color in winter. Very large, and a good producer of offsets.

NICHOLAS MOORE (UK), 1962...SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM