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[New Latin Sempervīvum, genus name, from neuter of Late Latin sempervīvus, ever-living : Latin semper, always; see sem- in Indo-European roots + Latin vīvus, living, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]


(Plants) See houseleek
[New Latin, from Latin sempervivus ever-living, from semper always + vivere to live]
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Sedums are the plants most frequently suggested for green roofs and sempervivums are also ideal candidates - but there are many plants that could be used for this purpose.
Alpines, particularly succulent ones or those with hairy leaves - like sedums and some sempervivums - are vulnerable, so if you haven't yet covered them with cloches, do so.
Like many succulents, these won't survive the winter outdoors so, for a permanent display, look to Sempervivums, otherwise known as houseleeks, which are the hardiest of succulents and look wonderful in a rockery or alpine garden.
Think Asters, daylilies, chrysanthemums, phlox, primrose (either before flowering or immediately thereafter), Arabis, Campanulas, Cerastum, Chelone, Heliopsis, Ajuga, Lysimachia, Monarda, Physostegia, Valeriana, and almost all the Sedums and Sempervivums.
Aeoniums are closely related to Sempervivums, otherwise known as hens-and-chicks (because they proliferate like barnyard chickens) or houseleeks (since the edible varieties were grown on the roofs of Roman houses).
Now there are six part-time staff and the garden features rolling lawns, sculpted hedges and arches, pond and bog garden, a woodland corner with shade plants, scree garden planted with euphorbias, thrift, sempervivums and other alpines, sweeping herbaceous beds at their most colourful in June and July, and a huge range of other flowers from monarda and euphorbia to trollius and eupatorium.
I consider sempervivums to be our cold-hardy aloe vera substitute.
Don't throw away broken pots - they can be used for a display of rock plants such as sempervivums surrounded by broken bits of pot.
From tiny one-eighth inch sempervivums which colonize into small mounds, to saucer-size plants whose offspring necessarily reach a little farther afield, they all increase by auxiliary stolons.
Gloria, by email: I grow encrusted saxifrages and sempervivums in a little dry stone wall I have here.