Sempervivum tectorum 'Rubin'

Sempervivum tectorum 'Rubin'

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Sempervivum tectorum 'Rubin'
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 10cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage

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Sempervivum tectorum 'Rubin' is an architectural rock plant that makes an interesting addition to any garden. The purple-red flowers are borne in early summer, above rosettes of red, fleshy leaves. It can be grown outside in very dry spots but is best grown in pots of free-draining compost. It's an excellent choice for a rock garden or stone trough. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Sempervivum tectorum 'Rubin' in well-drained soil in full sun. Excess moisture can damage the plant in winter, so it's a good idea to move plants indoors in autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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