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Common names:
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Also sold as:
Chick Charms® Sugar Shimmer™

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Sandy MacPherson
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1991
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
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: covering the entire leaf surface, giving a very soft texture to the leaves.
Green: Lovely soft green with rose colored tips
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 Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
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: Tolerates poor soil
Monocarpic
Goes Dormant

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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2017-07-03
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2016-04-28
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-03-07
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum (hen & chicks) by JOverby Jun 13, 2018 6:51 AM 1
Untitled by dragon123 May 6, 2020 6:39 AM 0
Least favorite sempervivum?!? by sedumzz Feb 12, 2021 8:33 PM 26
Blooms: their beauty and derivative species by GeologicalForms Jul 16, 2021 3:53 PM 91
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Use tires to plant in by frogfan Apr 1, 2020 1:51 PM 38
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 3, 2021 6:40 PM 2,536
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Sempervivum ciliosum fr/ Ali Botusch by AntMan01 Jun 25, 2020 11:42 AM 96
Mountain Crest Gardens Visit by webesemps Nov 27, 2018 6:25 PM 132
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Jul 13, 2021 12:49 PM 3,390
Question about names and "Chick Charms" by Lilydaydreamer Aug 3, 2018 6:11 PM 84
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 Oct 22, 2021 3:36 PM 3,394
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Noob seeking soil advice by tcstoehr Sep 19, 2015 3:43 PM 46
Need an ID by ge1836 Aug 11, 2015 4:51 PM 20
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Gunther by gg5 May 27, 2014 8:29 PM 37
Trip to Portland Oregon Home and Garden Show 2014 by valleylynn Mar 5, 2014 2:47 AM 69
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933

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