Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Country of Origin: (FR) France
Soil type: Dry
Well draining
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Other
Foliage: Webbing
Tufts
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Source: SMG

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Needs specific temperature
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monocarpic
Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Cobweb Houseleek
  • Houseleek
  • Live-forever

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Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-12
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2019-01-26
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-01
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 14, 2011

Date: 2012-03-06
[...my hen and her chicks.]
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 18, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2004-03-27
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 27, 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 29, 2012

Date: 2012-07-04
[...my Sempervivum Arachnoideum.]
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-16
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: Aug 8, 2011 2:08 PM

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2012-09-22

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: my zone 7b, NC garden
Date: 2012-04-23
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-24
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-24
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2012
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-09
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2012

Date: 2012-07-04
[...my Sempervivum Arachnoideum.]

Date: 2012-07-04
[...Sempervivum Arachnoideum.]

Date: 2012-07-04
[...my Sempervivum Arachnoideum.]

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2012-09-22

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2012-09-20
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2020-04-15

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Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-20
Location: Kent, U.K.
Date: 2012-05-27

Date: 2012-03-06
[...my Sempervivum Arachnoideum mummy that I had for a couple yea

Date: 2012-03-06
[...my chicks starting out as hens. They're leaving the nest.. Aw
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Oct. 14, 2011
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