|Vigorous, evergreen succulent with a mat forming growth habit, that bears clusters of open rosettes with pointed, fleshy, thick, deep green leaves with fine hairs. Star-shaped, reddish-purple flowers are held in loose cymes, to 2 1/2 inches wide, on the terminal ends of upright stems. The rosettes die after flowering but are replaced by new rosettes on lateral runners. An old time favorite used in concrete planters on either side of the front entry. Great in window boxes or niches.