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

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ED SKROCKI
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1982
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: Cilia
Tufts
Red
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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Photo gallery:
Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2012-08-26Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
By banker07
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-04
By Patty
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mark's Semp Planter Project 2018 by AntMan01 Jan 25, 2020 7:06 PM 334
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Species and varieties of semps with webs or cilia that do well in super wet wint by ricos Apr 16, 2017 10:07 PM 27
Seedling Chat by springcolor Jan 28, 2020 9:02 PM 1,786
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 23, 2016 by valleylynn Sep 26, 2016 5:33 PM 585
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
odd NOID by chickhill Jul 15, 2014 2:05 PM 26
And So It Begins... by StaticAsh Jul 27, 2016 12:28 AM 404
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Sempervivum & Butterfly Photos by sandnsea2 Sep 2, 2013 11:57 PM 9
Tiny green caterpillar, what is it? by PiaLouiseSourvi Aug 4, 2013 8:18 AM 6
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
Reasons to grow sempervivum by sandnsea2 Sep 20, 2013 5:03 PM 128
Looking For All Suggestions! by Pat72 Jun 11, 2013 12:09 PM 36
Babies in my rock garden by jojoe Apr 24, 2013 3:17 AM 41
What If you ran into this problem?? by jojoe Mar 29, 2013 11:15 PM 67
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933
Semp beds by valleylynn Apr 16, 2014 8:12 PM 460
Trading for 2012 by valleylynn May 31, 2012 9:48 AM 171
2012 Photos and Chat by goldfinch4 Jan 14, 2013 12:14 PM 1,189

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