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common name: House leek, Hen-and-Chickens
growth rate: medium
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Attractive hybrid, rosettes of bright green leaves with contrasting, almost black tips. Pink flowers. Healthy grower which looks good all year.
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.
Alpine gardens, sinks and other containers. Will readily establish on walls , rock faces or on house rooftops, which results in its common name.
German hybrid raised by Martin Haberer, 1979.