Sempervivum tectorum var. calcareum - Fire Dragon
Sempervivum are a mat-forming plant producing attractive rosettes of fleshy leaves. Star-shaped flowers are borne in summer. Grows to approx 10cm. Hundreds of varieties exist, all types form a low cushion or carpet of fleshy leaves, tiny new plants appearing in a circle around the mother in the middle. This stunning selection has pointy, silvery green leaves each tipped in deep crimson. Short spikes of pink flowers appear in summer.
- full sun
- tolerate heat, drought and neglect.
- after flowering, the mother rosette dies to leave room for the chicks: remove this by tugging gently at the base of the bloom stem