It could be the size thing, is a reflection that it's fussy for a sempervivum and can be difficult to settle. Strangely unlike some that fade away when they are unhappy, this one just stops growing, although it still offsets and goes on to flower. They tend to produce 2 or 3 offsets on mixed length stolons, it hasn't really formed a decent clump.
So far they haven't flowered for me, so can't describe them in detail, but photos on the internet suggest pink. Given that I have owned the plant for 3 years, it's a surprise to have had no flowers.
They're fine over winter with little die back, but are one of the least colour-fast forms I own. The deep red is only their spring colour and if fades through the summer until they end up green/grey with only a hint purple for winter.
This is probably the first form I've highlighted here, that while it's worth a place in a collection, it is not always a stand out plant. So unlike some forms, this is one to move out into view for spring while it looks great and then move out of sight for the rest of the time.
- Size: Should be large, but mine seem to stay medium, 6 - 10cm
- Summer Colour: dark red, winter colour green/grey.
- Rosette: Neat
- Offsets: Few, on medium length stolons
- Clump: Slow to clump, but lives for a long time.
- Flower: Pink
- Winter hardiness: Good.