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Sempervivum 'Bronco'
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houseleek 'Bronco'

'Bronco' forms evergreen rosettes of pointed dark green leaves tipped with dark red. Young leaves at the centre of the rosettes are dark red. Although individual rosettes die after flowering, offsets ensure the plant continues

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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 Green Red Red Green
Autumn Red Green
Winter Red Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
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

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How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in spring (cultivars may not come true), or root offsets in spring

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

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to vine weevil

Diseases

May be affected by a rust

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