|Hen and Chicks|
|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
Does not like wet feet
|Pests and Diseases:||Pest resistant
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
|Uses:||Provides winter interest
Suitable for miniature gardens
|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
Other info: Sempervivum cross pollinate easily, so you may not know what you will get from the seed.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
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.
|RoseA32||On March 3, 2020||Obtained plant|
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