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Sempervivum marmoreum ‘Brunneifolium’

Houseleek

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Sempervivum marmoreum 'Brunneifolium'
  • Common name: Houseleek
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Cactus or succulent, Perennial

Sempervivums, or houseleeks, are hardy, succulent, alpine plants often used in patio container displays. Sometimes called hen-and-chicks, they consist of a main rosette (hen) around which baby rosettes (chicks) develop as plants mature. In summer tall, conical spikes of greenish pink flowers emerge from the centre of older rosettes.

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Sempervivum marmoreum ‘Brunneifolium’ is a particularly striking cultivar, bearing large rosettes of triangular-shaped, silvery bronze leaves. It’s perfect for growing in containers, ideally with added horticultural grit to aid drainage.

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Sempervivums don’t need feeding, but do benefit from being repotted each year into compost containing slow-release fertiliser. Propagate new plants of Sempervivum marmoreum ‘Brunneifolium’ by gently teasing out the chicks and transplanting them to a new location.

How to grow Sempervivum 'Brunneifolium'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • 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

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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

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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 'Brunneifolium' and wildlife

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

Is Sempervivum 'Brunneifolium' poisonous?

Sempervivum 'Brunneifolium' 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

Plants that go well with Sempervivum 'Brunneifolium'