Sempervivum 'Sanford Hybrids'
Latin translation: Semper means forever and vivo means live.
Which is why Grandma called them 'live forevers' or 'always living'.
Common Name: Houseleeks, Hens and Chicks.
Zone: 3 to 8.
Growth Height: 3 to 4 inches tall, spread 6 to 8 inches. Sempervivums are low, compact, succulent, semi-evergreen perennials from the family Crassulaceae.
Forms large rosettes of deep red, sharply pointed leaves. This color may vary from season to season. Planted en masse, the 'Sanford Hybrids' create tremendous color impact in the garden.
Plants send out many offspring, forming a dense colony. The parent rosettes are the hens, and the smaller rosettes are the chicks or chickens. The foliage of hens and chicks plants are normally green at the base and reddish brown at the tip, all with close, rigid dented edges.