Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Awards: AGM: 1993
Size: Mini up to 1/2"
Small 1/2" to 2 1/2"
Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
Soil type: Well draining
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Foliage: Webbing
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Cobweb Houseleek
  • Houseleek
  • Live Forever

Photo Gallery
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-23
Location: Baja California
Date: 2013-03-03
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-29
Location: Stanton Hall garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2018-06-02
In the plant centre
Location: Stanton Hall garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2018-06-02
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-22
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 10/22/2009
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-16
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-03

Date: c. 1788
illustration from 'The Botanical Magazine', 1788
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-07-29

Date: 2020-03-09
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-05
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-10-01
Florachicks
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-27

photo credit: H. Zell

photo credit: H. Zell
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-05-20
Crested rosette lower right
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-21
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-28
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-04-01
Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2013-06-04
Semp arachnoideum in bloom
Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CA
Date: 2013-06-04
full plant view of my semp arachnoideum
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 17, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Photo by PiaLouiseSourvi
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-21
Location: Bay Area California
Bolting

Date: 2012-12-29

Photo courtesy of Select Seeds
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by PiaLouiseSourvi
Location: Kent, U.K.
Date: 2013-05-25
My Arachnoideum offsets.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Location: Kanton Wallis, Switzerland
Date: 2006-08-01
Photo by Roland Teuscher
Location: Bay Area California
Pup propagations
Location: Denver, CO (full sun hypertufa pot)
Date: 20011-11-22
No ID from Timberline Gardens
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