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botanical name:
Sempervivum 'Commander Hay'
Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Houseleek, Hen-and-Chickens
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.20m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Succulent alpine forming a compact mounds of large rosettes with fleshy green and purple-red leaves. Erect leafy spikes of pink flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Best in full sun and on poor, sharply drained soils. Very drought tolerant and will survive in positions where not much else will grow. Will root into very small crevices, but may need to be secured until established.

propagation:
By off-sets, very easy.

usage:
Alpine gardens, sinks and other containers. Will readily establish on walls , rock faces or on house rooftops, which results in its common name.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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