Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Dr. Fritz Kohlein') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Dr. Fritz Köhlein (original name)

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Volkmar Schara
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 2004
Seed parent: S. 'Zannalee'
Pollen parent: S. 'Plastic' (?)
Awards: GdS Semps of the Year: First place 2009
Size: Small 1/2" to 2 1/2"
Other: Up 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
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: Zannalee x Plastic (?)

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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-08-31Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Date: 2015-07-13
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Date: 2015-09-05
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-05-20Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2017-06-08
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Date: 2015-07-13
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: 06-30-2019
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2017-06-18
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