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Sempervivum 'Pilioseum'
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Plant Type: Perennials

'Pilioseum' forms medium to large rosettes of grey-green leaves. This color may vary from season to season. These rosettes have a rounded, semi-loose form. Sempervivum is comprised of one large rosette called the "hen" which sprouts many smaller rosettes around it called "chicks". As the plants age, the "hen" may die out and be replaced by the "chicks". Plants can be divided easily at any time by pulling up some of the "chicks" and replanting them elsewhere. This plant is particularly attractive in containers.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Sempervivum is the perfect plant for hot, dry, sunny locations with very well-drained soil. Though they can adapt to a variety of soil types, they perform best in gritty soil. If a ground cover effect is desired, space plants close together because they grow slowly.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

6-8 in.

Good Companions

Grass-Ornamental (Pennisetum alopecuroides), Pinks (Dianthus ), Stonecrop-Autumn (Sedum ), Thyme-Creeping (Thymus citriodorus)

Plant Height

3-4 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Ground cover, Drought Tolerant, Border, Salt Tolerant, Evergreen, Container, Small / Miniature

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests