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Sempervivum tectorum 'Red Beauty'

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sempervivum (sem-per-VEE-vum) (Info)
Species: tectorum (tek-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Beauty

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive ms_greenjeans On Aug 30, 2013, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is an interesting groundcover for a dry sunny spot. It requires absolutely no care except making sure it doesn't get too wet. I keep splitting off the babies and starting new colonies. These bloom every year, although I had the impression that was a rarity.

Regional...

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

Gurley, Alabama
Indianapolis, Indiana
Woburn, Massachusetts
Hopkins, Minnesota
Zanesville, Ohio
Farmington, Utah
White Center, Washington



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