Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Little Miss Sunshine') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid:Yes
Hybridizer:Introduced by Erwin Geiger
Country of Origin:(DE) Germany
Year of registration:2008
Size:Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
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
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

Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger, Semper-vivum.de, Nursery Sempervi

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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Jul 8, 2016 10:03 AM

turini said:Mother of 'Little Miss Sunshine' is 'Bronze Pastel', Father unknown. Mother of 'Bronze Pastel' is S. marmoreum ssp. erythraeum ex (from) RILA - Bulgaria, father of 'Bronze Pastel' is S. marmoreum 'Chocolate'

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