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botanical name:
Sempervivum octopodes var. apetalum
Sempervivum octopodes var. apetalum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Houseleek
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.06m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: light green
flower colour:
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Mound forming alpine with rounded, densely packed rosettes, slightly larger than the species at up to 3cm across. The numerous succulent leaves are pale green with brownish tips. Offsets are very freely produced on long stolons up to about 9cm. The flowers have no petals, only sepals.

Best in full sun and on poor, sharply drained soils. Very drought tolerant and will survive in positions where not much else will grow. Will root into very small crevices, but may need to be secured until established.
This form is easy to grow and withstands winter dampness better than most.

By off-sets.

Alpine gardens, sinks and other containers. Will readily establish on walls , rock faces or on house rooftops, which results in its common name.

other notes:
From Macedonia
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