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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
cobweb houseleek cobweb sedum
Sempervivum are evergreen perennials forming mats of fleshy-leaved rosettes, often attractively coloured, with star-shaped pink or pale yellow flowers in summer
S. arachnoideum is an evergreen perennial forming a mat of fleshy rosettes 1-3cm across, leaves green or reddish, with cobwebby white hairs at the tips. Starry pink flowers 1cm in width in flat cymes on stems to 12cm
Pyrenees to Carpath.
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet. Suitable for rock garden, scree bed, wall crevice, trough or alpine house
Propagate by seed sown in spring, or root offsets in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can get vine weevil
May be subject to a rust
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