Sempervivum calcareum

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 Sempervivum calcareum subsp. var.  
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Habit: cacti-succulent
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 2 in to 3 in
Width: 5 in to 8 in
Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
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USDA Zones: 5 to 9
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Crassulaceae > Sempervivum calcareum var. ,

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Sempervivum calcareum, Jord. (S. californicum, Hort.). Barren rosettes about 2 in. diam., young ones nearly sessile: lvs. oblanceolate-cuneate, cuspidate, very glaucous, with a very distinct red-brown tip, glabrous, outer lvs. 1-1 1/2 x 3/8 in.; cauline lvs. densely imbricated, oblong-lanceolate, 1-1 1/2 in. long: fl.-st. less than 1 ft. high, including the infl.: fls. 10-12-merous, 3/4 in. across, pale red in a panicle 3-4 in. long, with 8-12 simple scorpioid branches; calyx densely pilose, segms. lanceolate; petals greenish down the keel, densely ciliate. France on the calcareous alps of Dauphine. CH

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