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botanical name:
Sempervivum 'Icicle'
Sempervivum 'Icicle' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  House leek
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.05m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Small succulent alpine with silvery rosettes up to about 2cm across of slightly hairy leaves, greyish green above and reddish purple underneath with the older, outer leaves becoming especially reddish.

cultivation:
All house leeks thrive 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.

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

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