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Sempervivum 'Green Dragon'

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An evergreen, mat-forming perennial comprising compact rosettes of bright green, red-tipped, hairy, oval to oblong leaves. Leafy flowering stems, to 20cm tall, bear clusters of pink flowers in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Green
Summer Pink Red Green
Autumn Red Green
Winter Red Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Sempervivum are evergreen perennials forming mats of fleshy-leaved rosettes, often attractively coloured, with star-shaped pink or pale yellow flowers in summer

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile gritty soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet. Suitable for rock garden, scree bed, wall crevice, trough or alpine house

Propagation

Propagate by rooting offsets in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to vine weevil and sempervivum leaf miner

Diseases

May be affected by a rust

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