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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing

Photo courtesy of Truls Jensen and Emma Elliott of Wild Ginger Fa

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By Emma on March 13, 2013

When ATP forum moderator Lynn Smith (valleylynn) asked me to write this article, she commented in her typically enthusiastic way that a visit to our nursery had transformed her thinking about gardening with Sempervivums. At Wild Ginger Farm, we specialize in alpine and rock garden plants and feature Sempervivums in our naturalistic display gardens. Written by Emma Elliot of Wild Ginger Farms.

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