Sempervivum tectorum 'f/ Isella': Large, green with rosy dark tips. Long stolons with up to 15 chicks per year. The true original houseleek, this robust Semp is the main-stay for all succulent gardens. You can grow it on roof-tops, living walls, vertical planters, all kinds of containers, or anywhere in the garden. This variety is more tolerant of hot sun and drought than most of the succulents, and is also cold hardy to -20 F.
What You Receive
One order = one 2.5" planted pot, OR two 1.2" diameter x 1" deep plugs (make your choice above under the Plant Size option)
PLEASE NOTE: If you select 2.5" pot option, the number of rosettes included depends on plant size. For example, if rosette is large and fills the pot, you might receive one rosette planted in the pot. If rosettes are relatively small, you might receive 3 (or more) planted in the pot. If you have a preference for rosette size in 2.5" pots, just let us know in your order comments.
Primary Color / Secondary Color
Green / Red / Purple
Maximum Rosette Size
6" - 8" diameter
Ideal Light Conditions
Full sun, with filtered shade in late afternoon.
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Best planted in clusters, Sempervivum throw new offsets (chicks) each spring. Once a plant blooms, it dies, but the chicks carry on for future years, maturing and making their own offsets. Common names are 'Hens & Chicks' and 'Houseleeks'.