Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Downland Queen') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Named by MARY MITCHELL and PETER J. MITCHELL
Country of Origin: (UK) United Kingdom
Year of registration: 1978
Seed parent: S. marmoreum ssp. reginae-amaliae
Pollen parent: n/a
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

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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-30
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2013-08-23Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-04-07
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2013-05-01Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-09-04
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-07
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-26
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Date: 2018-05-15
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-10-06
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2012-12-14
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2013-04-02
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-08-03
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum 'Downland Queen' by valleylynn Jun 24, 2014 1:40 AM 6
What a beauty! by CDsSister Apr 23, 2014 7:25 PM 1
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Dec 31, 2018 8:35 PM 3,381
Hello and Introduction from a hopefully soon to be former 'lurker' by ZenAndCoffee Mar 9, 2018 1:09 AM 32
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
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Top 5 semps for 2013 by clintbrown Feb 24, 2013 11:37 AM 47
NOID Semps by gg5 Aug 19, 2014 3:30 PM 178
Hybridizing Clinic with Kevin Vaughn by valleylynn Sep 20, 2014 5:55 PM 1,339
Making a hanging basket - have a question by woodthrush Jul 5, 2011 9:36 PM 41

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