Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: TOM E. LEWIS
Country of Origin: (UK) United Kingdom
Year of registration: 1985
Size: Small 1/2" to 2 1/2"
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: pointed rosettes
Green: Cream/olive green with a bluish-gray complexion.
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

Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek

Photo Gallery
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-17
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-07-10
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2018-04-06
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-09
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-08-21
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-04-15
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-06-13
Location: Germany
Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger,, Nursery Sempervi
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-09-30

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