Sempervivum King Lear in June Sempervivum King Lear Sempervivum King Lear King Lear Green, red tipped rosettes. £2.40 Out of stock. An attractive, neat variety, 'King Lear' has small to medium-sized rosettes of olive-green. Each leaf is tipped with brownish red. The daughter rosettes are more red in summer, clustered around the mother plant - a green hen with red chicks as some like to call them. It's a nice effect. Bred by Helen E. Payne (USA) 1980 Sent as well-rooted, established plants, still in their pots.