Succulent Gardening: The Art of Nature

A thru Z | Aeonium | Agaves | Aloes | Cactaceae|
Caudiciforms | Cotyledons & Graptos | Cuttings|
Crassulas, Adromischus, Dudleyas + | Echeveria |
Euphorbia/Monadeniums | Ficus & Fockea |
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Othonna~Pelargonium | Sansevieria~Sempervivum |
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Our succulent availability is low.
Check the 3 links below to see what 's
available. If you don't see it on these pages,
we don't have anymore.

A through Z page
Echeveria page
Specimen page

Please send me your plant list, name & address
and I will send you a PayPal invoice.
Once paid, we will pull your order
and ship it to you. It's that easy.
Minimum order before freight $50

Thank you, Tina & Joe

MAY OUR PLANTS GROW WITH YOU!

Check Dormancy Table to SEE WHAT'S GROWING & WHAT'S DORMANT
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Sempervivum calcareum

According to Wickipedia: The name "Sempervivum" has its origin in the Latin Semper ("always") and vivus ("living"). Sempervivum are called "always living" because this perennial plant keeps its leaves in winter and is very resistant to difficult conditions of growth. They occur from Morocco to Iran, through the mountains of Iberia, the Alps, Carpathians, Balkan mountains, Turkey, the Armenian mountains, in the northeastern part of the Sahara Desert, and the Caucasus. Their ability to store water in their thick leaves allows them to live on sunny rocks and stony places in the montane, subalpine and alpine belts. Typically, each plant grows for several years before flowering. Their hermaphrodite flowers have first a male stage. Then the stamens curve themselves and spread away from the carpels at the center of the flower, so Self-pollination is rather difficult. The colour of the flowers is reddish, yellowish, pinkish, or - seldom - whitish. In Sempervivum, the flowers are actinomorphic (like a star) and have more than six petals, while in Jovibarba, the flowers are campanulate (bell-shaped) and are pale green-yellow with six petals. After flowering, the plant dies, usually leaving many offsets it has produced during its life.

Sempervivum calcareum, native to high altitudes of France and Italy, forms very geometric rosettes to 3" grayish-green leaves strongly tipped with burgundy. Offsets profusely to form very geometric "Hen n' Chick" clusters. Some cultivars are very attractive with intense burgundy tips. In the past, Sempervivums were planted on roofs in Europe and it was believed that Semperivivums had the ability to protect the house from lightning strikes or other attacks. Star-shaped rose flowers in summer months. Sempervivums can provide colorful accents for rock gardens, dish gardens and often are used in strawberry pots, old bird baths, troughs, logs and other unusual plantings. Considered hardy to Zone 5. Requires porous soil with adequate drainage. Filtered light with ample airflow. Prefers shade during summer dormancy. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Although very cold tolerant, best to provide frost protection to prevent possible scarring.

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