Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Volkmar Schara
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 2004
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: Smooth
Watermarks: Summer
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: Unusual foliage color
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
Parentage: Ineke (ll) x na
Child plants: 17 child plants

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
Also sold as:
  • Chick Charms® Cranberry Cocktail

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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-06-19
Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-05-08
This close up it reminds me of galaxies. Almost surreal looking.
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Date: 2015-07-22
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Date: 2019-04-02
Location: Zone 6 - New Jersey, USA
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Date: 2019-04-02

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Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2018-07-04
July 2018
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Date: 2014-04-27

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Location: Washington
Date: 2016-01-24

Date: 2015-07-01
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2019-04-18
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
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Date: 2018-05-20
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-03-14
Location: February 2023 | Fairfax VA
Date: 2023-02-25
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-03-01

Photo courtesy of Select Seeds
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2020-04-07
Location: Western Washington
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 15, 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-08-14
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Location: Connecticut
Date: April 9, 2021
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-10-11
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-04-01

Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2020-06-24
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-08-28
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-04-27
Photo taken at Kevin Vaughn's garden
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-03-02
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2021-04-18
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-12
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2020-10-09

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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