Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Gunther Dillman
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1998
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: Green: Small olive-green to apple-green rosettes, which are beautifully tinted orange in the spring.
Other: The plant forms dense tufts in a short time.
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
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek

Photo Gallery
Location: Massachusetts garden
Date: April 26, 2020
Very small thick rosettes, all green in summer, read highlights i
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-6-8
Photo by AntMan01
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2016-07-03
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-02-03
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2013-07-05
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-12-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-03-30
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-06-13
Location: Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Date: 2008-08-30
Location: Germany
Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger, Semper-vivum.de, Nursery Sempervi
Location: Germany
Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger, Semper-vivum.de, Nursery Sempervi
Location: Western Washington
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2011-05-20
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-07-27
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-11-30
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-08-29
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-09-05

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