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botanical name:
Sempervivum tectorum 'Othello'
Sempervivum tectorum 'Othello' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  House leek
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.08m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
A large house leek with good colouring, a soft purple with darker leaf tips. Quite fast growing, easy and trouble-free to grow and readily produces offsets.

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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