A interesting plant with densely packed elongated tubular gray-green leaves tipped with maroon.
3-8, AHS 8-1
full, mostly sunny, some shade
Soil & Site
Grows in just about any soil as long if it is well drained.
produced in clusters on the tip of a leafy flower stalk arising from the center of a rosette, after flowering the base rosette will die after
tightly packed tubular gray green leaves, incurving, can have beaked red tips
The common name House leek comes from the fact that it was believed that these plants prevent lightening from striking a house, so they were planted on the roof of houses. Sempervivum literally means live for ever and tectora means growing on roofs.