The Main Plant entry for Sempervivum

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Sempervivum.

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: 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
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
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
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

Image

Photo Gallery

Date: 2023-09-17
CV ‘leo’
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-30
Location: Riverton, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-24
Sempervivum 'Plush Puppy'
Location: Cove Fort, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-22
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-28
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-03-11
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: May 29, 2014
Putting out babies/May growth, sold as 'Emerald Empress', but not
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: October
Pretty fall color
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-27
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 7-18-2014
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2017-06-24
Location: Garden that used to be my lawn
Date: 2017-06-24
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2018-05-17
Love the colors of this one
Location: Ft. Bragg CA
Date: 2013-02-18
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: May 30, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 19, 2010
I lost the ID for this plant many years ago, but it is still a ke
Location: Apple Valley MN
Date: 2018-05-25
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 27, 2019
Semi
Location: Arenas Valley, NM My Home
Date: 2018-03-07
Uploaded by Hamwild

Date: 2017-06-20
#Pollination
Location: Cove Fort, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-22
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-06-24
Unknown cultivar
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 7-16 AM
Location: Ljubac, Croatia
Date: 2017-05-27
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-03-07
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 3/20/20
These semps have been in our famility for 100 years, and seem to
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: 4-2014
Large and lovely, sold as 'Emerald Empress' but is not a correct
Location: Washington, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-20
Uploaded by gg5
  • Uploaded by gg5
Location: CA
Date: 5/28/2020
My little semp is opening up! #succulent
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-09
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-07
Sold as 'Silverine'.
Location: CA
Date: 6/15/2020
Hopefully it will fully open soon!

Date: 2009-06-10
Blooms on an unknown sempervivum
Uploaded by Hamwild
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-11-01
Purchased as 'Strider'

Date: 5/24/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
One of my favorite NOID's ... They always grow in this elongated
Location: CA
Date: 8/11/2020
A bloom stalk is emerging!
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-12
Location: CA
Date: 5/7/2020
The first hen and chicks succulent I’ve ever received. The pict

6/12/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: my garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: 2011-07-01
Unknown from Giambrocco's in Arvada, Colorado. This one is always
Location: Bay Area California
NoID
Location: Bay Area California
NoID
Location: Cove Fort, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-22
Location: Cove Fort, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-22
Location: My Garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: 2011-08-25
This old huge NOID goes from maroon red in spring to brownish red
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2012
Location: CA
Date: 5/4/2020
My son's first hen and chicks succulent ever!
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-12
Flintstones cart of semps
Location: CA
Date: 5/22/2020
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-08-16
Acquired as 'Purple Beauty', incorrect
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-09-22
Purchased as 'Strider'

Date: 2018-07-20
Location: Cook Co., IL
Date: 2020-06-22
Watermarks
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-09-12
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2018-02-12
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2018-08-16
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jul 23, 2011 
Sold as 'Cherry Frost', not the correct plant.

Date: 2020-05-23
Location: a living 'wall' 
Date: 2010-03-01
Photo courtesy of: hortulus

Date: 2014-09-16
Location: Seattle WA 
Date: 2013-03-18
  • Uploaded by gg5
Location: CA
Date: 5/4/2020
My son's first hen and chicks succulent ever!
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-08-09

Date: 2015-07-13
in a frame
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-05
'Red Nails'
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2016-04-03
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-04-01
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2023-07-16
Bloom stalk on a Sempervivum
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-10-05 
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-06-24
Seedling showing both pink and tan coloration
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 28 2020
First blooms!
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 3/20/20
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 25, 2012

Date: 2022-03-16

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2017-05-18
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-09-06
Purchased as 'Strider'

Date: 2020-01-08
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: May 23, 2010
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-12
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect

photo taken 6/16/10 Zone 5 central IL

5/11/2010 PNW zone 8, bed 2

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8, bed 1
Location: my garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: 2011-06-03
Unknown from O'Tooles in Arvada, Colorado
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-08-07
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-08
Sold as ‘State Fair’.
Location: In my garden...Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2009-06-20
a NOID oldie....
Location: Bay Area California

Date: 2017-06-20
#Pollination

Date: 2017-06-20
#pollination
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-26
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-07-23
Location: Romford, U.K.
Date: 2014-07-15
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-07-04
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-06-28
Location: RHS Harlow Carr alpine house, Yorkshire
Date: 2018-07-22
Tagged as 'Engle's 13-2, but is incorrect
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-03-20
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 2, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 18, 2011
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-06
Location: CA
Date: 5/22/2020
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-03-01

4/27/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Apr 5, 2011 
No ID for this one, but it is a small, colorful semp.
Location: Upper Midwest zone 4
Date: Jun 7, 2010
Sold as 'Cherry Frost', not the correct plant.

Date: 2018-07-13
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2013-06-22
Location: Cook Co., IL
Date: 2020-06-23
Watermarks
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: July 5, 2015
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 25, 2012
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-31
Sold as 'Plum Pretty'.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-09
Sold as 'Jubilee'.
Location: Suburban Denver, Colorado
Date: 2014-07-05
Noid Sempervivum

Date: 2016-11-09
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Nov 4, 2010
Location: N. Illinois, zone 5b
Date: 2013-10-5
I don't know the variety or cultivar
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 10/1/19
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: July 2019
Location: CA
Date: 5/7/2020
The first hen and chicks succulent I’ve ever received. Picture
Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-05-15
Watermarks, NoID from Big Blue Box Store, May, 2022
  • Uploaded by FPF

Date: 2020-08-23

3/22/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2012
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-06-20
Purchased as Sempervivum x barbulatum 'Hookeri'.
Location: CA
Date: 2020-08-20
The bloom stalk got taller! #succulentflower
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-26
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Sold as 'Silverine'.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 20, 2013
Location: Bay Area California
Pup

Date: 2020-04-02
Location: My Garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: Oct 31 2011
This NOID was purchased at the Fort Collins Nursery, Co.,  and st
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-05-25
‘Red Nails’
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 11/4/19
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-10
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 2, 2011
Location: CA
Date: 5/22/2020
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2018-06-19
she used to have a name
Location: No. CA zone 9b
Date: 2014-10-04
Fall coloring
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-02
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-24
Purchased as ‘Purple Passion’.
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-03-14
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-15
Location: Vermont
Date: 2023-07-08
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2023-02-09
Flowering Sempervivum
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Aug 20, 2011  
Sold as 'Cherry Frost', not the correct plant.
Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-05-15
NoID from Big Blue Box Store, May, 2022
  • Uploaded by FPF

Date: 2020-05-23

Date: 2020-05-23
Location: Ohio
Date: 10/2/2021
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon

11/6/2010 PNW zone 8, bed 2

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8, bed 2
Location: CA
Date: 2020-08-20
The bloom stalk got taller! #succulentflower
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 16, 2004
Location: Cove Fort, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-22
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-02-15
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: March 22, 2014
photo 8126
Location: Botanical Garden Cologne (Germany)
Date: 2017-08-28
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (April 2022)
Date: 2022-04-29
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-07-16

Date: 2019-06-24
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-07-23
Location: Louisville
Date: 2020-04-03
Location: CA
Date: 5/22/2020
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 4/30/19
Location: Green Spring Gardens (Outdoors, Northern Virginia)
Date: Late winter (almost 2021)
Location: NH
Date: 2018-05-15

Date: 2020-07-20
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-18
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-05-15
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-06-16
Purchased as Sempervivum x barbulatum ‘Hookeri’
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-03-04
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2017-10-12
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-03-31
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 18, 2012
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-08-19 
Sent as Educator Wollaert, should look like this http://allthings

Date: 2021-01-23
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-02-20
Zone 9b.
Location: my porch, Zone 7A, NC
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Sold as 'Rita Jane'.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-07-12
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Date: 2018-09-11
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon

Date: 2020-05-23

Date: 2020-05-23

11/6/2010 PNW zone 8, bed 1
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-15
Location: My garden
Bloom stalk forming, planted in clay pipe
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-17
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-08-16
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-06-18

Date: 2020-03-14
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-08
Sold as 'State Fair'.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-05-31
Sold as 'Red Nails'.
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: June 29, 2015
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-05-01
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: March 22, 2014
pic 8129
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: April 10, 2015
NO ID  pretty watermarks

Date: 2012-09-26

Not 'Purdy's Big Red'
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 19, 2011
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: June 21, 2015

Date: 2022-03-20

Date: 2019-03-14
Tectorum

Date: 2019-03-14
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-03-09
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-18
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-06-18
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-03-01

6/12/2011 PNW, zone 8

6/12/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2013-06-25
Location: Green Spring Gardens (Outdoors, Northern Virginia)
Date: Late winter (almost 2021)
Location: Northwest NJ
Date: 2018-06-01
Location: Outside corner of dog's pen. Full sun all day.
Date: 2014-07-24
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-18
Location: Massachusetts garden
Date: July 05, 2018
displaying wide variety of sempervivum cultivars, shapes and colo
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-05-10
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2007 summer
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-26
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Date: Winter (12/19/2020)

Date: 2018-04-08
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-08-29

Date: 2021-09-17
Location: Central Kansas
Date: 2014-06-06
Receives only morning sun
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-09-05
Location: My Garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: 2011-11-26
Winter color of an unknown roller

Purchased as 'Santino', not correct.
Location: my garden Zone 7b, NC
Date: 2012-04-26
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Sold as 'Spumanti'.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 14, 2012 
NOID that keeps color year round. Small semp.
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2016-11-09
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-31
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-08-08
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-02-28
Zone 9b.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-12
Sold as 'Rita Jane'.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 25, 2012
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: my garden
Date: 2016-10-04
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-26
'Plum Pretty'
Location: 09/18/10 - Purchased at Monterey Bay C&S sale in San Juan Bautista
This was sold as S. 'Rubrum', but is not correct.
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-03-27
Receives only morning sun.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-07-08
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-16
Purchased as ‘Purple Passion’.
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-07-04
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2016-07-04
Location: Fairfax, VA
Date: 2022-03-29
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Date: 2018-09-11

Date: 2016-04-22
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-21
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 2, 2012

Date: 2020-05-23
Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-05-15
NoID from Big Blue Box Store, May, 2022
  • Uploaded by FPF
Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-05-15
NoID from Big Blue Box Store, May 2022
  • Uploaded by FPF
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-05-27
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Date: 2022-04-17
Location: my garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: 2010-09-22
Unknown from O'Tooles in Arvada, Colorado
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-08-09
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 20, 2013
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2017-05-27
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect

Date: 2009-06-20
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2016-04-28
Not S. globiferum subsp. hirtum 'Olympicum
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2024-06-18
Had spare chicks and a rock!

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Ontario, Canada
Date: 2024-06-18
The rock and the spare chicks
Location: Cove Fort, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-22
Uploaded by syzone8aUK

Date: 2012-05-03
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Sold as 'State Fair'.
Location: Fairfax, VA | January 2023
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-06-20
Purchased as 'Strider'

Date: 2014-09-16
seeds under microscope
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-06-20
Purchased as 'Strider'

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: April 10, 2015
not Casa / NOID
Location: Suppose to be 'Strider', but does not match written description.
Date: Jun 2004
Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger, Semper-vivum.de, Nursery Sempervi
Location: Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger, Semper-vivum.de, Nursery Sempervivum and hardy succulents.
Date:  Sep 19, 2004
Suppose to be 'Strider', but does not match written description.
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-08-08

Not 'Purdy's Big Red'
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2020-04-11
Newly emerging sempervivum seedlings.
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-03-14
Uploaded by sedumzz

Not 'Purdy's Big Red'
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 26, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-05-05
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-28
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 26, 2012
Location: zone 5
Date: 2012-03-01
Source: Mountain Crest Gardens
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-03-09
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 19, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Aug 28, 2012

9/21/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Aug 28, 2012
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2014-06-26
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-04-20
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 1, 2012
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-04-22
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 20, 2012
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2014-06-25
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-07-22 
Received as 'Brock'

5/21/10 PNW zone 8

7/26/2010 PNW zone 8

10/4/2010 PNW zone 8

4/27/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2014-07-05

6/12/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: My Cincinnati Ohio garden
Date: July 2012
Wintersown seedling with healthy roots
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-05-03

Sold as 'Cherry Frost', not the correct plant.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun. 24, 2011

Date: 2020-10-17
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-06-26
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-08-03 
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2017-10-12
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-08-20
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-09-16 
Received as 'Brock'
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2017-10-12
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2021-09-17
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-04-20
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: 5-4-2014
May color
Location: SF Landscape & Flower Show
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2018-05-02
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-01-21
Zone 9b.

Date: 2021-01-23
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Photo courtesy of Fernwood Nursery - incorrect photo of 'Strider'
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-15
Growing in full shade.
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: July 14, 2015
good growth & color change NOID
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Cute babies
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Sold as 'Jubilee'.
Uploaded by stilldew
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2014-05-13
got this plant as a small chick April 2013 - Purchased as 'Red Gl
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-08-08
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Dec 31, 2010
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 10/1/20
Location: Twisp
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-22 
Received as 'Brock'
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-07-06
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 10/1/19
Location: Denver, CO
Date: 2011-10-23
NOID
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 15, 2013
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2013-02-24
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-04-24

Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-07-07
‘Plush Puppy’
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jun 25, 2011 
Sold as 'Cherry Frost', not the correct plant.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-07-22
My Oldest Noid Sempervivum
Uploaded by jkbingh
Location: my garden, zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: March 2014
NO ID

Date: 2020-05-23
Location: Bay Area California
Location: Bay Area California
Location: Bay Area California
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 3, 2012 
Red color year around
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-03
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-07-03
Uploaded by sedumzz

5/9/2010 PNW zone 8 Al's Garden Store / greenhouse grown
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 27, 2013

7/3/2011 PNW, zone 8, new plant
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Sold as 'Royal Ruby'.
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-06-20
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-08-04

Date: 2014-08-31
This plant is less than 1 inch wide.
Location: Wiener Neustadt / Austria
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: Wiener Neustadt / Austria
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-13
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/17

Date: 2012-07-04
[...my Sempervivum babies, mixed.]

Date: 2012-07-04
[...my Sempervivum babies, mixed & an unknown Sempervivum at the
Uploaded by valleylynn
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2014-04-19
NOID semp with chics forming near the center.

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Dec 13, 2011

Not 'Purdy's Big Red'
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 8, 2011
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: April 10, 2015
love the watermarks
Uploaded by sandnsea2

Not 'Purdy's Big Red'

Not 'Purdy's Big Red'
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-28
Purchase as 'Red Glory'
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: July 2, 2015
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2014-08-20
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-12

Date: 2018-07-05

Date: 2018-06-22
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 7-16
Sydney Opera House wanna be!

Date: 2012-07-23
[...my semps doing wonderful. Mixed pack.]

Date: 2019-03-14
ex/subgenus jovibarba

Photo courtesy of: srboisvert

Date: 2018-07-28
ex/subgenus jovibarba

Photo courtesy of: srboisvert

Date: 2021-09-03

Date: 2021-09-03
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-06-24
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2016-05-03
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect

11/24/2010 PNW, zone 8

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8 new late summer, drought damage, birds and
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-05-29
Bloom stalk is now 18 inches tall and still in bud on 6-14-13.
Location: Austria / Wiener Neustadt
Date: 2016-02-13
In my secret garden in february 2016. (Austria, zone 7)

11/6/2010 PNW zone 8

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8

3/25/2011 PNW, zone 8

5-11-11 Upper Midwest Zone 4

Date: 2015-09-02
Location: Seattle WA 
Date: 2014-06-19
  • Uploaded by gg5
Location: Denver, Co 
Date: 2011-07-23 (partial shade)
New plant- 2 mos old. Source: Mountain Crest Gardens
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-27
Location: My Cincinnati Ohio garden
Date: July 2012
Wintersown sempervivum
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 14, 2011
Location: NC Zone 7A
Date: 2011-11-19
new plant
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-08-01
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect
Uploaded by m1ll3r
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2012-05-25
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany

Date: 2021-08-07

Date: 2016-08-21
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: My Garden, Arvada, Colorado
Date: 2011-11-26
Winter color of an unknown roller
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-01-21
Zone 9b.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-03
Sold as 'Spumanti'.
Location: In my garden
Date: 2013-06-23
unknown that I have had for years
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-27

Date: 2021-01-23
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-15
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-27
Location: Suppose to be 'Strider', but does not match written description.
Photo courtesy of Fernwood Nursery - incorrect photo of 'Strider'
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2004-08-09
Photo courtesy of Fernwood Nursery - incorrect photo of 'Strider'
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Another baby
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
2/3 months old baby
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2014-05-13
Purchase as 'Red Glory'
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: May 5, 20110
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jul 26, 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 4, 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Nov 4, 2010
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-08-19
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: April 13 2014
putting on babies, this is not 'Fuego'
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-17
Location: my garden, Zone 7b, NC
Date: 2012-04-06
Semps in an old birdhouse
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: April 2014
cut off to dry, this is not 'Fuego'.
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: my garden, zone 7B, NC
Date: 2012-04-06
with chicks
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-26
'Plum Pretty'
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-16
Purchased as 'Rita Jane'.
Location: Full sun Zone 5 Denver, CO
Date: 2012-04-16
Trade from Lynn 2011
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-12-22
Purchased as 'Brock'
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2016-06-24
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-09-09
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect
Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-30
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-12-22
Location: Fernwood Nursery, UK
Date: 2004-03-29 
Image courtesy of Fernwood Nursery
Location: Bay Area California
NoID
Location: Bay Area California
NoID pupping
Location: Bay Area California
Leaves & marginal cilia
Location: Sedumzz's Seedling Tracking Account (Fairfax, VA)
Seedlings that will be labeled using my plant list later....
Location: Bay Area California
Location: Bay Area California
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2013-06-03
Purchased as 'Strider'

Date: 2011-11-24

Not sure if it is real commander hay, so here it goes. feel free

2/8/2011 PNW, zone 8 new plant
Location: my garden, zone 7a in a strawberry pot
Date: 2012-03-20
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-05-30
Location: Friend's Plant (Michigan)
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-04-21
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jul 5, 2010
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Aug 20, 2011
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jun 16, 2011
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-03
Sold as 'Royal Ruby'.
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-26
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect

Date: 2014-08-31
1.5" pot.
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/17
NOID Sold as 'Zelda'
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 7-16 AM
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: July 1, 2015
Location: Wiener Neustadt / Austria
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: Wiener Neustadt / Austria
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: Wiener Neustadt / Austria
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: Wiener Neustadt / Austria
Date: 2016-05-20
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-05-01
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Date: 2012-09-26

Date: 2012-09-26

Credit florum

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Oct 8, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-07-16
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-07-04
  • Uploaded by Joy

Not 'Purdy's Big Red'

Date: 2019-04-08

Date: 2018-05-28
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2013-05-15
Purchased as 'Strider'
Location: Oregon
Date: 2016-04-23
Vaughn garden

Date: 2019-07-17

Date: 2012-07-23
[...the leaves on #17 are showing a tiny red pigmentation.]

Date: 2019-07-17
ex/subgenus jovibarba

Date: 2016-07-06
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 11, 2009 
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-08-04
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect

5-30-11 Upper Midwest Zone 4

Date: 2012-05-02
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-09-02
S. heuffelii seedling from 2013

6/12/2011 PNW, zone 8

6/12/2011 PNW, zone 8
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Upper Midwest zone 4
Date: Apr 3, 2011
Sold as 'Cherry Frost', not the correct plant.
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2012-07-29
[...my semp looking a ot more red on the tips now.]
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-08-27
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2016-04-08
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: DISCLAIMER: This is an old photo from an old phone. I don't know why, but the photos look "deep fried". sorry about that.
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: May, 2015
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-07-21
Largest is producing several offsets
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-27
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
2/3 months old baby
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: summer 2010
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: zone 5 Denver, CO
Date: 2012-05-12
Source: Mountain Crest Gardens
Location: NYC Zone 7b
Date: 2014-06-11
After rain photo
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Denver, CO (semi shade)
Date: 2011-11-06
New plant- 3 mos old. Source: North Hills Nursery, purchased as '
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-12-22
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-08-06
Location: Bay Area California
NoID
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-05-10
minature
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Oklahoma
Date: 2017-04-30
Purchased as 'Purple Passion' incorrect
Location: Friend's Plant (Michigan)
Location: my garden, Zone 7b, NC
Date: 2012-04-15
Location: Friend's Plant (Michigan)
Location: my garden, zone 7b, NC
Date: 2012-04-15
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-03
Sold as 'Royal Ruby'.
Location: Friend's Plant (Michigan)
Location: Friend's Plant (Michigan)
Location: Friend's Plant (Michigan)
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-11
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-15
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2011-10-17

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
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Comments:
  • Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on Mar 16, 2012 5:34 PM concerning plant:
    The old British folkloric common name for the Sempervivum is rather unusual. It is "Welcome home husband though never so drunk".
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 1:35 AM concerning plant:
    "Sempervivum are succulent perennials forming mats composed of tufted leaves in rosettes. In favourable conditions they spread rapidly via offsets, and several species are valued in cultivation as groundcover for dry, sunny spots.

    Although their subtropical cousins are very frost-sensitive, sempervivums are among the most frost-resistant succulents, making them popular garden plants. They tend to grow best in dry conditions with well-draining, sandy soil to prevent soggy roots. They require only moderate watering, especially during warmer months, with occasional protection from extreme sun exposure.

    Sempervivums also make suitable plants for containers, and do well in breathable terracotta, concrete, and cement pots. They have also been known to grow in rock crevices, metal containers, succulent wreaths, roof shingles, and anywhere else that allows adequate root drainage.

    "Semp-lovers" are numerous and often have many different cultivars in their collections. Sempervivums are very variable plants and hence hundreds, maybe thousands of cultivars were created, but a lot of them are not much different from each other. The main interest of these cultivars is not their flowers, but form and color of the rosette-leaves. The most colorful time is generally from March till June."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
  • Posted by kqcrna (Valencia, Pa - Zone 6a) on Aug 25, 2012 4:07 AM concerning plant:
    Wintersows well. Germination rate very high. Seedlings are slow growing.
  • Posted by teresasab1 on Jan 12, 2018 8:47 AM concerning plant:
    Is Sardonyx also known as Sempervivum? In other words, what is Sardonyx? Is it just a variety of Sempervivum?
    Thank you!
Plant Events from our members
chelle On January 30, 2015 Seeds sown
From 'Commander Hay'

Warm 3wks, then move outdoors.
MissMew On May 1, 1998 Obtained plant
dnrevel On August 1, 2023 Bloomed
Flower stalks on this Sempervivum are fascinating.
antsinmypants On May 22, 2024 Transplanted
Transplanted the semps from Hazelcrestmikeb into Arch Garden around old large clay pot.
antsinmypants On May 3, 2024 Transplanted
Divided & potted up half the semps Dad gave me.
antsinmypants On May 16, 2023 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Untitled by sandnsea2 Oct 23, 2011 2:55 PM 0
Untitled by tabby Sep 12, 2012 11:26 AM 3
Beautiful! by plantladylin Jan 11, 2013 10:33 AM 2
Angel semp garden by valleylynn Jan 12, 2013 7:48 PM 11
Sempervivum bloom by valleylynn Jan 13, 2013 11:37 AM 2
NOID Sempervivum by valleylynn May 5, 2013 8:31 PM 26
oops by Patty Jul 27, 2014 6:13 PM 1
Sempervivum by valleylynn Nov 8, 2013 12:12 PM 4
Wonderful NOID Sempervivum by valleylynn Jan 25, 2016 12:37 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Frosty' by valleylynn Jun 21, 2016 5:02 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Frosty' by valleylynn Jun 22, 2016 7:46 AM 2
Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' by valleylynn Jun 25, 2016 7:28 PM 7
Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' by valleylynn Jul 6, 2016 9:47 PM 4
Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' by valleylynn Jun 25, 2016 12:42 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' by valleylynn Jun 25, 2016 12:50 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' by valleylynn Jul 3, 2016 4:08 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' by valleylynn Jul 3, 2016 8:57 PM 2
Sempervivum 'Glowing Embers' by valleylynn Jul 6, 2016 9:44 PM 2
Sempervivum 'Moss Rose' by valleylynn Jul 6, 2016 2:17 AM 5
Sempervivum 'Pacific Rim' by valleylynn Aug 1, 2016 12:42 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Pacific Rim' by valleylynn Aug 1, 2016 12:43 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Pacific Rim' by valleylynn Aug 1, 2016 12:47 PM 0
Incorrect plant by valleylynn Feb 26, 2020 6:04 PM 4
Lovely semp by valleylynn Apr 7, 2020 11:16 AM 4

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