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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Malby
Country of Origin: (GB) Great Britian
Year of registration: 1972
Size: Other: Up to 6".
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
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
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
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

New plant. Source: Mountain Crest Gardens

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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: Octomer 2018
By cwhitt
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2017-04-12
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Location: Lincoln NEDate: 2013-10-30Photo taken in late Oct.
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
By Joy
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Date: 2015-07-13
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Photo courtesy of: srboisvert
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Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 30, 2014 11:15 AM

JungleShadows said: There were two reds that were circulated from Malby. The one that was Latinized to his name I knew was a misuse of this and Sanford did the same with one of his. What I used back then was also called "Malby's #2", which you say has been renamed 'Gloriosum'. It was one of the few that retained its color a bit longer. I don't remember it being a bicolor, more of a solid red, at least in spring in MA. All of the seedlings in the cross to 'Olivette' were bi-colors, most with the wider, flatter form. 'Stuffed Olive' was the only one with the more "olive-formed" rosette, so it got the nod as an introduction.

Kevin Vaughn

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