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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Country of Origin: (CH) Switzerland
Other Details: Alpine Succulent
History of species or Cultivar: Sion is an area in Switzerland.
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: Webbing
Cilia
Green: Gray green
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Source: SMG

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: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Needs specific temperature
Depth to plant seed: barely cover
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-04-08
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-26
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-04-09
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Location: Zone 7b, NCDate: 2012-04-23
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-05-30
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-21
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Where has all the blue gone? by GeologicalForms Apr 11, 2021 7:58 PM 27
Naming & registering New Sempervivum Cultivars by sedumzz Feb 9, 2021 4:02 PM 9
Least favorite sempervivum?!? by sedumzz Feb 12, 2021 8:33 PM 26
Mineral soil amendments by GeologicalForms Feb 7, 2021 5:34 PM 71
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2021 by sedumzz Apr 14, 2021 5:34 AM 935
Blooms: their beauty and derivative species by GeologicalForms Dec 3, 2020 3:12 PM 39
Newer Kevin Vaughn Semps by JesseInCT Mar 8, 2021 5:35 PM 91
Hi, I'm new. I have questions! (Semps in heat.) by almcclur Jan 18, 2021 2:35 PM 7
Too many projects! - Talk me out of a few please by KillieOrCory Sep 13, 2020 9:37 PM 6
What are your top 5 cultivars? by GeologicalForms Sep 29, 2020 6:02 PM 59
Help starting cliff garden. newbie by Dbfarmgirl Aug 23, 2020 6:23 AM 29
Merits of the following sempervivum? by springcolor Jun 5, 2020 12:46 AM 31
Effective selection by GeologicalForms Nov 11, 2020 3:24 PM 68
Heat and sempervivums by Royaune Apr 30, 2020 11:59 AM 14
Thanks to Lynn, I'm Just Getting Started With a Collection of Sempervivum by DonfromPA May 13, 2020 10:07 AM 83
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Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 3, 2021 6:40 PM 2,536
Protecting hardy semps from Oregon's winter rains by Rhandrich Feb 21, 2020 8:27 PM 22
CANCELLED Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 24-26, 2020 by valleylynn May 5, 2020 11:42 AM 353

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