Sempervivum

 

Sempervivum contains over 40 species of rosette shaped succulents, native from Europe, eastern Asia, and northern Africa. They are among the most frost resistant succulents, and as such are the most common succulent in gardens that get more than a light frost. Sempervivum comes from the Latine for 'always alive', referring to its toughness.

Sempervivums have characteristic star-shaped flowers that can be yellow, pink, red, white or green. The rosette that flowered dies after setting seeds. Rosettes are generally growing for several years before blooming.

Species and varieties
Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Houseleek)
Sempervivum 'Pekinese'
Sempervivum tectorum (Hens and Chicks, House Leeks)
Sempervivum balsamiferum synonym of Aeonium balsamiferum
Sempervivum caespitosum synonym of Aeonium simsii
Sempervivum canariense synonym of Aeonium canariense
Sempervivum chrysanthum synonym of Aeonium leucoblepharum
Sempervivum ciliatum synonym of Aeonium simsii
Sempervivum complanatum synonym of Aeonium tabuliforme
Sempervivum decorum synonym of Aeonium decorum
Sempervivum glutinosum synonym of Aeonium glutinosum
Sempervivum leucoblepharum synonym of Aeonium leucoblepharum
Sempervivum lindleyi synonym of Aeonium lindleyi
Sempervivum masferreri synonym of Aeonium sedifolium
Sempervivum sedifolium synonym of Aeonium sedifolium
Sempervivum simsii synonym of Aeonium simsii
Sempervivum spathulatum synonym of Aeonium spathulatum
Sempervivum tabuliforme synonym of Aeonium tabuliforme
Sempervivum tortuosum synonym of Aichryson tortuosum (Gouty Houseleek)
Sempervivum undulatum synonym of Aeonium undulatum (Saucer-plant)
Sempervivum urbicum synonym of Aeonium urbicum (Ďdinner Platterˇ Rosettes To 8­10 In)
Sempervivum youngianum synonym of Aeonium undulatum (Saucer-plant)

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