Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Black Mountain') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: BEN J. M. ZONNEVELD
Country of Origin: (NL) The Netherlands
Year of registration: 1985
History of species or Cultivar: S. MONTANUM from Simplon S. 'Ornatum')
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.
Foliage: Smooth
Red: Dark
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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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-06-03
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-26
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-02
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-04-09
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Location: my garden, zone 7aDate: 2012-03-19
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Date: 2013-02-04Sempervivum 'Black Mountain' by Perennial Obsessions Nursery
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-18
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