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

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Lennik's Glory No. 1

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Gustaav van der Steen
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1974
History of species or Cultivar: formally known as S. 'Lennik's Glory No. 1' / renamed
Awards: AGM: 2008
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Location: Germany, Mecklenburg-VorpommernDate: 2008-08-30
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-06-25
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-15
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Location: Germany, Mecklenburg-VorpommernDate: 2008-08-30
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-05-23Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-04-14Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-03-20
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-08-03
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Comments:
Posted by banker07 (Germany) on Dec 19, 2013 3:36 AM

How to distinguish S. 'Crispyn' and S. 'Crispyn / Typ Wills'

such a long time Howard J. Wills distributed a wrong plant under the name S. 'Crispyn'; it has been wide spread in the collections all over europe;

after clearing this mistake we gave this plant the addition "/Typ Wills" because it is such a beauty;

if you want to distinguish the two varieties look at the edge of the leaves;



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