Sempervivum tectorum 'Isella'


Sempervivum tectorum '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. (Zonneveld)

What You Receive

One order = one 2.0" planted pot

Primary Color / Secondary Color

Green / Purple

Maximum Rosette Size

8" diameter

Ideal Light Conditions

Full sun, with filtered shade in late afternoon.


Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Sempervivum Info

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'.

Color - Primary


Color - Secondary


Bloom Color

No Recurring Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 5 (-20F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Maximum Height

Under 3"

Maximum Rosette Size


Growth Habit / Shape


Product Format

2.0" Pot

Recommended Purpose

Succulent Essentials

Special Characteristic

Keeps Color Year-round

Special Characteristic

Lots of Chicks