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Cold-Hardy Succulents to Have Around the House

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Some cold-hearty succulents to have around the house this winter.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

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Succulent season doesn’t end when summer does. There’s a slew of these pretty plants that can take as much cold as winter can dish out. Plant them outdoors for year-round color. They can take below-zero temperatures as long as you give them full sun and dry soil.

‘Spring Beauty’ Sempervivum, also known as a hen-and-chick plant, is known for its gray-green rosettes that turn plum-colored when the temperatures drop.

‘Lime Twister’ Sedum grows sprawling mounds of variegated white and green leaves that get tinged in red in the cool weather of spring and fall.

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‘Rosularia Prometheum’ grows a mat of lime-colored rosettes with pink-tinged leaves that work well as groundcover. They look like their cousin sempervivum, but rosularia has bell-shaped blooms instead of star-shaped. Like their hen-and-chick kin, they need lots of sun and fast-draining soil.

‘Cosmic Candy’ Sempervivum turns deep red when the temperatures drop, and then it stays red year-round.

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Cold-Hardy Succulents to Have Around the House