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

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ANDRE SMITS
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1990
Awards: AGM: 2008
Size: Large - 4" to 9"
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: With honey colored highlights
Watermarks
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-05-06
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-06-11
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Date: 2015-09-04
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Date: 2015-09-04
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-03
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-09-05
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-06-27
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-08
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-17
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 5/26/19Rehomed to me by gg5 - thanks Greg!
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Date: 2014-11-02
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-20
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2018-05-02
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Show us the Big One by webesemps May 29, 2017 12:53 PM 138
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Watermarked Semps by sandnsea2 Sep 21, 2013 6:31 PM 97
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933

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