Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Eomer') in the Sempervivum Database

Trade name information:
Series: Lord of the Rings
Cultivar name: 'Eomer'
Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Betty Z. Bronow
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1989
Other Details: Part of the 'Lord of the Rings' series.
Size: Large - 4" to 9"
Other: Up to 10" across
Soil type: Dry
Well draining
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Other: The soil type will depend on what your weather conditions are like. Just make sure it drains well.
Foliage: Smooth
Cilia: tiny
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: http://www.northhillsnursery.com/
Toxicity: Low risk
Possible skin irritant to some people

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Inflorescence Type: Cyme
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifing seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic


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