Sempervivum at Sequim Rare Plants

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Sempervivums for 2013

our Sempervivums for 2013
Sempervivum prices for 2013

These are the Sempervivums we have been preparing to offer for the spring 2013 mail-order season.

To quote from wikipedia, “Sempervivum, known as houseleeks or liveforever, are a genus of about 40 species of succulent plants of the Crassulaceae family which grow in rosettes. Another name used for some species (and also for some plants in other related genera) is hen-and-chicks. 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. . . Sempervivums are among the most frost-resistant succulents. Sempervivums grow very well in dry conditions. “Semp-lovers” are numerous and often have many different cultivars in their collections. Sempervivums are very variable plants and hence hundreds, maybe thousands of cultivars were created, but a lot of them are not much different from each other. The main interest of these cultivars are not their flowers, but form and colour of the rosette-leaves. The most colourful time is generally from March till June.”

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