Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Sempervivum 'El Toro'
El Toro Hen and Chickens
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Item #: 11416
Zones: 5a to 7b, at least
Height: 2" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
Sempervivum 'El Toro' is one of the best hens and chickens for hot, humid climates. This 1974 hybrid from the late UK sempervivum hybridizer David Ford, forms large 7" wide rosettes, whose new growth emerges green before aging to a lovely burgundy red. Sempervivum 'El Toro' offsets nicely, forming an 18" wide patch when happy in a sunny, well-drained site.
Bloom Time: Summer
Container Role: Fillers
Garden Themes: Fairy Garden Plants , Gnome Gardens , Green Roofs , Living Wall , Rock Garden Plants , Southwest Garden Plants
Other: Deer Resistant Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Dwarf Plants , Groundcovers , Plants Named After Animals , Rabbit Resistant Plants , Xeriscaping Plants , Colored Foliage