Sempervivums are also called Hens & Chicks or Houseleeks and are part of the Succulent family. This is such a versatile family of plants, which perform very well as long as they are given a well drained location. They also do very well in containers. They change colors and sometimes their texture during the different seasons. They also come in a wide variety of sizes from the small arachnoideum varieties to the very large rosette varieties. They also come in a huge array of color combinations.