PlantsSempervivum→Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Pacific First Try')

Trade name information:
Series: Pacific
Cultivar name: 'Pacific First Try'
Common names:
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Also sold as:
First Try

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: GARY GOSSETT
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1996
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
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
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
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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


Photo gallery:
Date: Summer 2014A comfy spot.
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Date: Summer 2014
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Date: End of Summer 2015Time for renewal
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Date: Summer2015Beautiful Display of Stress
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Date: Summer 2015Like stars reaching to the sky
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Date: Early Summer 2015The start of something amazing.
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Date: Summer 2015Graceful Decline
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Date: July 2013
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Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Feb 1, 2016 11:09 AM

Information from Kevin Vaughn:

JungleShadows said:Lynn,
BTW I did hear from Janis Noyes that Gary did change the name from 'First Try' to 'Pacific First Try' even though it was introduced without the "Pacific" part.


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