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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: DAVID T. FORD
Country of Origin: (UK) United Kingdom
Year of registration: 1970
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
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying 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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Sempervivum 101Sempervivum 101
By valleylynn on November 27, 2016

Sempervivums are plants that originate on the European continent. Found at high altitudes known as alpine zones, they thrive in this harsh and rugged terrain. Sempervivums are becoming increasingly popular in the United States as gardeners fall in love with the textures and colors of these amazing little plants.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Where has all the blue gone? by GeologicalForms Apr 11, 2021 7:02 PM 26
New Semps in zone 8b - Any tips for optimal growth? by Corber Feb 8, 2021 10:08 AM 19
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2021 by sedumzz Apr 11, 2021 2:21 PM 923
Hi, I'm new. I have questions! (Semps in heat.) by almcclur Jan 18, 2021 2:35 PM 7
sempervivum by delboy1616 Feb 17, 2021 7:21 PM 21
Recommendations for zone 7b by gardenfish Jun 30, 2020 2:57 PM 5
Comparing 'Choctaw' around the country/world by valleylynn Jun 21, 2020 3:09 PM 19
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
New succulent by _mel May 7, 2020 8:43 AM 10
Just obtained my first hen and chicks succulent... by Johannian May 31, 2020 9:45 PM 24
xSemponium by Greenfire Mar 29, 2020 5:29 PM 28
I might be in over my head! Help? by Greenfire Aug 30, 2020 9:26 AM 54
Sick Sempervivum caucasium? by dairyfreechocolate Mar 28, 2020 6:39 PM 9
Hypertufa for succulents by Rhandrich Sep 27, 2020 8:26 AM 70
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
What should Semp look like in winter? by Charlinex Dec 26, 2019 3:23 PM 30
☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
Mark's Favorite Semps by AntMan01 Mar 17, 2020 9:27 PM 89

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