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

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Sempervivum Accepted
Packardin Synonym

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ED SKROCKI
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1972
History of species or Cultivar: S. 'Cleveland Morgan' S. ?
Awards: SR* = Silver Rosette: 1975
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

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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Jun 13, 2012 5:30 PM

A quote with permission from JackB: "I don't recall seeing the hearse he used as a delivery vehicle for his semps, but I do know it had a vanity plate showing NOT DEAD.! He had a thing about the Packard Motor Co, which is why his cv. 'Packardian' is so named.

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