Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Magical') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ED SKROCKI
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1980
Soil type: Dry
Well draining
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Other: The soil type will depend on what your weather conditions are like. Just make sure it drains well.
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
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
Groundcover
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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February 7, 2012

There’s no doubt that snow can be beautiful and offer many benefits to gardens, but unfortunately it can also cause problems. Let’s take a look at how our landscapes can be affected by this frozen precipitation.

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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-13
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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: july 22, 2010Purchased from SMG in 2009
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-09-16
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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: June 28, 2010Purchased from SMG in 2009
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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: May 4 2010Purchased from SMG in 2009
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-26
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-07
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2018-03-31
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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So pretty! by Ridesredmule Oct 21, 2011 1:37 PM 0
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Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
The My-Noid-ity Report by webesemps Aug 1, 2018 7:36 PM 1,378
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Cherry Frost by springcolor May 12, 2016 2:25 PM 26
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Sempville by Cinta Aug 19, 2014 3:23 PM 12
And So It Begins... by StaticAsh Jul 27, 2016 12:28 AM 404
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Peter Dieckmann "Discuss what is going on in Europe" by banker07 Jul 7, 2014 7:23 PM 292
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Mar 27, 2012 11:39 AM 4,934
Show us your bloomers!!! by picklepuff Nov 30, 2013 5:46 PM 300
Orostachys by webesemps Aug 14, 2018 3:57 PM 220
Semp & Jovi Seed Savers by Eviesmummy Mar 8, 2013 7:28 PM 8
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933
Trading for 2012 by valleylynn May 31, 2012 9:48 AM 171
2012 Photos and Chat by goldfinch4 Jan 14, 2013 12:14 PM 1,189

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