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Sempervivum caucasicum - Rupr.

Common Name
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy and calcareous soils, schistose rocks in alpine and sub-alpine zones[74].
Range W. Asia - Caucasus.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Sempervivum caucasicum


Sempervivum caucasicum

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Sempervivum caucasicum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw[74].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a well-drained gritty soil in full sun[200]. Succeeds in any sandy soil[1], doing well in very little soil in rock crevices, walls, paths etc so long as there is sufficient humus[200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[200]. Dislikes winter wet[200]. Hardy to about -15°c[200]. Individual rosettes die after flowering, but produce a number of offsets that continue to grow[188]. This species is closely related to S. tectorum[1].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow early spring in a cold frame. It usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 10°c. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer if they have made sufficient growth, otherwise grow them on for a further year in pots before planting them out[K]. Division of offsets in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer. Plants can also be divided in September but these divisions should be overwintered in a greenhouse. Stem cuttings.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Sempervivum arachnoideumCobweb HouseleekPerennial0.1 4-8  LMNDM02 
Sempervivum tectorumHouseleek, Common houseleek, Hen and ChickensPerennial0.2 5-10 MLMNDM23 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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