Houseleek, Hen-and-Chickens, Old Man and Woman, Roof House Leek
Sempervivum x barbulatum 'Hookeri'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sempervivum (sem-per-VEE-vum) (Info)
Species: x barbulatum
Cultivar: Hookeri

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Burgundy

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Washington, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 6, 2010, nicholtammy from Huntsville
Canada wrote:

I love the fuzzy ones I have a flower on a fussy one this year so tiny and pretty good it hot sunny spots and very cold winters.

Positive

On Nov 12, 2006, Old_Farmer from Napier, WV (Zone 5b) wrote:

This photo is actually X-Barbulatum Hookerii. Meaning that it is crossed between these two cultivars. Individual plants are grass like and average from 1/8th to 1/2 inches in diameter. The outer leaves turn deep red. The inner leaves are green unless grown in slightly acid and damp to wet soil where the inner leaves will turn chartrouse to yellow. In a four inch pot, they will look like a bowl of strawberries. I love it.