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Sempervivum ‘Purple Dazzler’

Houseleek

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

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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 ‘Purple Dazzler’ has bi-coloured foliage in mid-green and dark purple, the colour of which darkens in winter. It’s an attractive choice for growing in container displays, particularly with other sempervivums, and sedums.

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For best results repot Sempervivum ‘Purple Dazzler’ each year into compost containing slow-release fertiliser. Propagate new plants by gently teasing out the ‘chicks’ and potting them on.

How to grow Sempervivum 'Purple Dazzler'

  • Plant size

    15cm 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 'Purple Dazzler' and wildlife

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

Is Sempervivum 'Purple Dazzler' poisonous?

Sempervivum 'Purple Dazzler' 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 'Purple Dazzler'