Hen and Chick (Sempervivum 'Congo') 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: 1976
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: Watermarks
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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Date: 2013-02-04Sempervivum 'Congo' by Perennial Obsessions Nursery
By cynda
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-08-18
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2018-06-15
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-09-05
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Date: 2016-08-06
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2014-10-27
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Date: 2016-06-19
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-17
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-08-01
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-08-31Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2012-05-18Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-03-02
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Date: 2016-07-06
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-02
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-18
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
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