Sempervivum Brown Owl – Buy

£2.50 £2.20

Green, evergreen rosettes turn to red-bronze that sometimes have pink flowers in the summer.

Picture shows Sempervivum Brown Owl in late spring.

Recommended planting time: March to September.

These plants are old and the price reflects this, but they should grow away well when put into fresh soil.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Sempervivum Brown Owl description

Green rosettes, turning to glowing bronze.

It’s evergreen and has the occasional pink flowers.

Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.

This plant is good for a rockery, tub or raised bedHow easy is it to grow:
Good for in containers, alpine bed, rock garden, or by a patio and needs a bit of preparation because it resents the winter wet, so the soil must be very well drained and put gravel around the plant and under the rosettes.
Also, there must be no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).

Sempervivum means ‘always alive’ which means they can survive with very little water – even being able to grow on a house roof (hence their common name).

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Common name: Brown Owl Houseleek.

Sempervivum Brown Owl in the summer.
Sempervivum Brown Owl in the summer.

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

What type of soil:

Gritty, well drained soil.

How much moisture:

Normal or dryish, stony.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy, but the drainage needs to be good.

Care and maintenance:

Rosettes that flower die and the baby rosettes carry on, so in late summer they may need the dead foliage cutting out.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.

Size of plant:

Height 15 cm.
Spread 20 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 25 plants per square metre.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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