Hen and Chick (Sempervivum 'Zone') in the Sempervivum Database

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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
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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Sempervivum 101Sempervivum 101
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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☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
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Sempervivum Growing Tall by tastyjustice Aug 19, 2019 2:47 PM 12
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Jungle Fires? by Pictish1 Dec 5, 2018 9:54 AM 8
Any suggestions ? by Monetwwqi Nov 21, 2018 12:05 AM 32
Move to Tennessee is complete by GregC Nov 27, 2018 10:51 PM 24
Getting Sempervivum ready for winter by Chicklady Oct 14, 2018 2:20 PM 20
What is this?? by cwhitt Sep 16, 2018 5:25 PM 6
Chick Grit with Probiotics by Chicklady Apr 9, 2019 5:55 PM 73
September Semp Color by AntMan01 Sep 21, 2018 2:31 PM 64

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