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Hens and Chicks, House Leeks
Scientific Name: Sempervivum tectorum L.
Family: Crassulaceae
Hens and Chicks, House Leeks (Sempervivum  tectorum) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 7-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 10F (-12C)

Heat Tolerance: Marginal, keep away from the sun if the temperature is above 100F (38C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: French and Italian Alps

Growth Habits: Clumping rosettes, each

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Offsets

Each rosette is monocarpic (it blooms once and then dies). There are many named varieties with various colors of leaves and flowers.

Sempervivum tectorum, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 211.

Cultural Practices:
Keep in bright shade for best color.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

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