The Main Plant entry for Sempervivum

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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
Suitable Locations:Alpine Gardening
Uses:Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Resistances:Deer Resistant
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
Propagation: Other methods:Offsets
Containers:Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous:Monocarpic

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Date: 2009-06-10Blooms on an unknown sempervivum
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-09
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-06-12Flintstones cart of semps
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: May 29, 2014Putting out babies/May growth, sold as 'Emerald Empress', but not
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Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: 2011-08-25This old huge NOID goes from maroon red in spring to brownish red
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Location: my garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: 2011-07-01Unknown from Giambrocco's in Arvada, Colorado. This one is always
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Location: Ft. Bragg CADate: 2013-02-18
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonOne of my favorite NOID's ... They always grow in this elongated
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-28
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: 4-2014Large and lovely, sold as 'Emerald Empress' but is not a correct
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Location: my garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: 2011-06-03Unknown from O'Tooles in Arvada, Colorado
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Location: In my garden...Pleasant Grove, UtahDate: 2009-06-20a NOID oldie....
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-07-04
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2013-06-22
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-08-09
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Location: a living 'wall' Date: 2010-03-01Photo courtesy of: hortulus
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Date: 2014-09-16
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-08-07
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Date: 2015-07-13in a frame
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2016-04-03
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Location: My Garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: Oct 31 2011This NOID was purchased at the Fort Collins Nursery, Co.,  and st
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2013-03-18
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Location: N. Illinois, zone 5bDate: 2013-10-5I don't know the variety or cultivar
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-28
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-06-18
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-06
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Location: my porch, Zone 7A, NC
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Location: my garden Zone 7b, NCDate: 2012-04-26
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-05-18
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-03
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Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2007 summer
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2013-06-25
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-18
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-08-16
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-08-19 Sent as Educator Wollaert, should look like this http://allthings
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-09
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: March 22, 2014photo 8126
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Location: Central KansasDate: 2014-06-06Receives only morning sun
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Location: Suburban Denver, ColoradoDate: 2014-07-05Noid Sempervivum
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Location: No. CA zone 9bDate: 2014-10-04Fall coloring
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Date: 2014-09-16seeds under microscope
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-18
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-04
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-07-12
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Location: 09/18/10 - Purchased at Monterey Bay C&S sale in San Juan BautistaThis was sold as S. 'Rubrum', but is not correct.
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Location: my garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: 2010-09-22Unknown from O'Tooles in Arvada, Colorado
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Date: 2011-11-24
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Date: 2009-06-20
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 2012-04-20
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Date: 2012-05-03
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Sold as 'Cherry Frost', not the correct plant.
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-06-18
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Location: My Cincinnati Ohio gardenDate: July 2012Wintersown seedling with healthy roots
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-07-03
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2011-06-24
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2013-06-23unknown that I have had for years
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-09
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: March 22, 2014pic 8129
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2014-04-19NOID semp with chics forming near the center.
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Location: Outside corner of dog's pen. Full sun all day.Date: 2014-07-24
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-08-19
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-03-14
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: April 10, 2015not Casa / NOID
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: April 10, 2015NO ID  pretty watermarks
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Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)Date: 2015-03-27Receives only morning sun.
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: July 14, 2015good growth & color change NOID
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-05-10
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Location: SF Landscape & Flower Show
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2016-04-28Not S. globiferum subsp. hirtum 'Olympicum
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Location: Wiener Neustadt / AustriaDate: 2016-05-20
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2016-07-04
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-05-10minature
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-07-04
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2012-07-15
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2012-07-15Growing in full shade.
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Location: My Cincinnati Ohio gardenDate: July 2012Wintersown sempervivum
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-04
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2014-06-19
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-09-27
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2009-08-27
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2014-08-20
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Location: Austria / Wiener NeustadtDate: 2016-02-13In my secret garden in february 2016. (Austria, zone 7)
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-21
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Location: Wiener Neustadt / AustriaDate: 2016-05-20
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Location: Wiener Neustadt / AustriaDate: 2016-05-20
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Location: Wiener Neustadt / AustriaDate: 2016-05-20
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Location: Wiener Neustadt / AustriaDate: 2016-05-20
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Location: Wiener Neustadt / AustriaDate: 2016-05-20
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Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on Mar 16, 2012 5:34 PM

The old British folkloric common name for the Sempervivum is rather unusual. It is "Welcome home husband though never so drunk".

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Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Aug 25, 2012 4:07 AM

Wintersows well. Germination rate very high. Seedlings are slow growing.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 1:35 AM

"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...

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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
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Sempervivum bloom by valleylynn Jan 13, 2013 11:37 AM 2
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oops by Patty Jul 27, 2014 6:13 PM 1
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Wonderful NOID Sempervivum by valleylynn Jan 25, 2016 12:37 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Frosty' by valleylynn Jun 21, 2016 5:02 PM 0
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