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Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’

Houseleek

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Sempervivum 'Engle's'
  • Common name: Houseleek
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Cactus or succulent, Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Bronze

Green

Sometimes called hen-and-chicks, sempervivums, or houseleeks, are hardy, succulent, alpine plants that grow in the wild between rocks in mountainous regions. In summer tall, conical spikes of greenish pink flowers emerge from the centre of mature plants.

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Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’ has downy bronze-green leaves, which darken to almost purple in winter. It’s a fantastic choice for growing in containers, especially when grouped with other sempervivums.

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For best results, grow Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’ in full sun in well-drained soil, preferably in containers with added horticultural grit to aid drainage. Sempervivums don’t need feeding, but do benefit from being repotted each year into compost containing slow-release fertiliser. Propagate new plants by gently teasing out the small baby rosettes (chicks) which appear around the main plant (hen), and transplant to a new location. 

How to grow Sempervivum 'Engle's'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do Divide in June

Do Divide in July

Do Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Sempervivum 'Engle's' and wildlife

Sempervivum 'Engle's' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Sempervivum 'Engle's' poisonous?

Sempervivum 'Engle's' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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