Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Devil's Advocate') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Kevin C Vaughn
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1976
Seed parent: S. 'Marietta'
Pollen parent: S. arachnoideum 'Denise's Cobweb'
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
Parentage: Marietta x Denise's Cobweb

Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Jun 24, 2012 10:03 PM

JungleShadows said:
As many of you know, Helen Payne was a Mennonite and when i shipped the plant known as 'Devil's Advocate' for her to grow she was rather torn as she wasn't sure she wanted anything with the devil in the name as her fellow parishioners might object to "glorifying Lucifer" as she described it!

Kevin

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