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Sempervivum arachnoideum ~ Cobweb Houseleek

Sempervivum arachnoideum is one of those succulents that you just need to touch when you first see it. The Cobweb Houseleek has striking mauve-pink flowers during the heat of Summer in July. There are a lot of small succulents that really only work in a rock garden or a container. Sempervivum arachnoideum is reasonably tolerant of garden conditions, not so perfect drainage, the occasional bump from a clumsy boot, or even Fido's romp after the neighborhood squirrel. Sempervivum arachnoideum rapidly produces loads of pups and can form a groundcover over a moderate area where there is not too much activity in the garden. Sempervivum arachnoideum has delicate roots that are easily broken loose if the plants are disturbed. I like planting the Cobweb Houseleek into a gap between rocks or allowing it to creep around the base of a large stone near a walkway. Sempervivium arachnoideum is Winter hardy to below 0° F.

Sempervivum arachnoideum, Cobweb Houseleek

Mauve pink flowers and web covered succulent foliage of Sempervivum arachnoideum - Cobweb Houseleek. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.