PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Tamberlane')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
'Green and Purple Velvet'

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Patty Drown
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1977
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
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
Parentage: Sanford's Hybrid x montanum subsp. stiriacum


Photo gallery:
Location: Fernwood Nursery, UKImage courtesy of Howard Wills / Fernwood Nursery
By Patty
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Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Dec 15, 2014 3:08 PM

Quote from Kevin Vaughn.

JungleShadows said:When Helen first listed 'Tamerlane' in 1977 it did not have a "b' in it but the Alpine Gardens of 1980 adds the b back into the name. It seems to be more commonly spelled with the additional b now. Patty made the cross of 'Sanford Hybrid' X montanum var. stiriacum to produce a coppery brown with velvet. Some of the seedlings from this cross were smooth and she wondered if some were contaminated by the bees. However, I think the cross is true. The flower colors are what one would expect from such a mating as well as the rosettes.

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