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Jovibarba sobolifera
Jovibarba sobolifera
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Jovibarba sobolifera

Rolling Hen-and-chicks

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.298.280

Jovibarba are close kin to the familiar Sempervivum, but with round ball-shaped chicks that roll off from the mother plant to find a new home. This species produces small, bright green rosettes, with chicks like tiny little red balls sitting on top. Short spikes of pale yellow flowers appear in summer. Terrific in a rock garden, rock wall or alpine trough. Short enough to use between flagstones in a walkway or patio. Very adaptable, growing nearly anywhere but in deep shade.

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Jovibarba sobolifera

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   5-15 cm
   2-6 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate