Cold-hardy Succulents Sempervivum & Jovibarba
SempervivumThese love sunshine, not needing much water to grow well. Spreading by runners, they are long-lived and can take severe winter cold, surviving to USDA zone 3 (-30° to -40°F). Showing each variety of these with a single photo is not completely accurate, because the colors change throughout the year. Not only do their colors change according to the season, but also according to how wet or dry they are grown, and also by how much sun or shade they are getting.
"hens and chicks"
Sempervivum$5.95 A deep red violet is the color. The plants grow large. All of these Sempervivums are cold hardy to USDA zone 3 (-30° to -40°F).
Sempervivum$5.95 The plant is mostly a dark reddish maroon, with green are the heart of the plant. Cold hardy to USDA zone 3 (-30° to -40°F).
Sempervivum 'Blue Boy'$5.95 Not truly blue, but the plant can have a grayish-lilac overlay to its rosy-pink coloring.
Sempervivum 'Bronco'$5.95 The foliage is dark green that is edged and tipped a dark rich red. At times the leaves turn much more of a dark purplish-red. The leaves are long, narrow and are sharply pointed.
Sempervivum 'Carnival'$6.95 Wider leaves of various shades of red.
Sempervivum 'Direktor Jacobs'$5.95 The rounded ends of the leaves come to fine points. The color is mostly red.
Sempervivum 'Flamingo'$6.95 There are several colors in the plant, and pink can be prominent among them. It is not the pink of plastic flamingoes, but a much more subtle frosting of it through the plant.There are touches of a darker red to the ends of the leaves.
Sempervivum 'Gold Nugget'$6.95 PP 28,284 During summer the leaves are green. During cold fall and winter weather, they turn to yellow and flame. The leaves can become much more vibrantly colored than in this photo, but you have to see it to believe how richly colored they can become. USDA zones 3 - 9.
Sempervivum 'Icicle'$5.95 A selection of the species, arachnoideum, the fleshy leaves form rounded plants that are overlain with a coat of frost-like hairs or cobwebbing that is typical of this species. The inner, younger leaves may be green with rosy-red outer leaves. Or at times the entire plant will be mostly red.
Sempervivum 'Jeanne d'Arc'$5.95 She stands in a fire of leaves in various degrees of red.
Sempervivum 'Kelly Jo'$5.95 A very good mixture of green and red are the leaves.
Sempervivum 'Kosanii'$5.95 The velvety, lightly furry leaves are a medium green with the tips touched with a purplish-red.
Sempervivum 'More Honey'$5.95 Green at the base well flushed with orange-red shading, this plant grows large. Its orange-red color, that is reminiscent of honey, comes and goes depending on the season.
Sempervivum 'Oddity'$5.95 The leaves are long and rolled into the shape of quills that are green with purple tips. The tips are cupped or slightly indented.
Sempervivum 'Rojin'$5.95 Bright red are these smooth leaves, shading to a darker red at the tips and green at the center of the plant. In the Japanese language, rojin, is the word for an aged man. Jurōjin (寿老人), is the Taoist god of longevity. He is depicted with a scroll on which is written the lifespan of all living things.
Sempervivum 'Rouge'$6.95 This grows to be the largest of plants among our sempervivums. 'Rouge's colors are the reverse of what we usually see, with 'Rouge' there is deep red at the center of a plant and green towards the tips of the leaves. Its leaves are thick and wide.
Sempervivum 'Rubrum'$5.95 This is a form of the species, arachnoideum. A rounded plant that is overlaid with a fine network of cobwebbing that is typical of this species. The leaves are green that are often, but not always strongly colored in red.
Sempervivum 'Silver Olympic'$5.95 Not growing large, the rounded rosettes of leaves are a green color and have a large amount of cob-webbing giving them a delicate appearance.
Sempervivum 'Silver Spring'$5.95 At times pastel olive-green with red tips, or at other times a greater amount of red covering the leaves. Nicely tapering leaf blades.
Sempervivum 'Sir William Lawrence'$5.95 This is a form of the species, calcareum. The leaves are green except for the tips that are a dark blood-red. And the contrast between the two colors is so dramatic that this can hardly be confused with any other.
Sempervivum 'Stanfeldsii'$5.95 The coloring is a solid, pure light green, and a welcome change from all of the muti-colored sempervivums.
Sempervivum 'Starshine'$5.95 This selection produces medium sized rosettes of smooth pinkish-red to near orange leaves. Short spikes of pastel-pink flowers in summer.
Sempervivum 'Teck'$5.95 This has a subtle blending of colors, pastel green and violet, with a light touch of a dark red at the very tips.
Sempervivum 'Thunder Cloud'$5.95 The leaves shade from green to a violet-red with dark tips.
Sempervivum 'Topaz'$5.95 The gray-green leaves are shaded in a rosy purple. The coloring can be much darker and much more reddish sometimes.
Sempervivum 'Tracy Sue'$5.95 The color is a velvety green that has a grayish, furry texture to it.
Sempervivum 'Unicorn'$5.95 A rosy-pink flush blends into green leaves that have a golden, downy appearance.
Sempervivum 'Virgil Ford'$5.95 Grayish-green leaves shaded with a haze of soft pink. The leaf tips are darker and turn purplish during winter's cold.
Jovibarba heuffeliiDuring part of the year the following succulents have more subdued coloring than shown in these photos, with leaves of green and plum, and not looking so different from each other. However at other times of the year the leaves become more colorful, with a greater variety of hues.
This drought-tolerant succulent requires soil that drains well and a location with a fair amount of light. Long lived, surviving both summer's heat and winter's cold. Popularly known as hens-and-chicks, which is also the popular name for Sempervivums, this grows as a tightly clustered group, connected at the roots, and doesn't spread by runners. Cold hardy, -20° to -30°F (USDA zone 4).