Accepted name: Sempervivum heuffelii
Rosettes flat, open, 5-8 cm wide, new plants arising by division of the old plant, not by offsets. Leaves sometimes with some fine hair, 2.5-6 cm long, sometimes browntipped or purple. Flower clusters dense, flat-topped. Flowers with petals 10-12 mm long; summer.
This species is the source of many cultivars at present not available in Australia. J. sobolifera (Sims) Opiz, Hen and Chickens, from C and SE Europe is also sometimes grown (refer to key for differences).
Montane Europe (E Carpathians).
Source: (2002). Crassulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.