PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Fire Dragon')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
calcareum 'Fire Dragon'

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
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


Photo gallery:
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 2020-05-21Living with 4 chicks coming out
By chickhill
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2013-02-15
By Patty
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2018-04-06
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-18
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 4/29/2019
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-13
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Date: 2020-03-14
By RoseA32
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-18
By Patty
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Harvesting chicks, how early is too early? by AntMan01 May 17, 2020 2:40 PM 162
Freeze damage to some new seps by GregC Apr 13, 2018 9:54 AM 19
Help Semps arriving early by GregC Mar 10, 2018 12:41 AM 53
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Fire dragon Chick and hen(Sempervivum) 2015 want on my plant list! by Purplebloomcactus May 27, 2016 11:06 PM 4
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Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Fall colors beginning to happen already by gg5 Oct 28, 2014 4:08 PM 51
help with a NOID? by ofm Oct 13, 2014 9:06 PM 62
And So It Begins... by StaticAsh Jul 27, 2016 12:28 AM 404
Unusual Forms (Revisted) by twitcher Jun 21, 2014 9:27 AM 312
NOIDs for 2013 by gg5 Mar 14, 2013 7:23 PM 95
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933
Semp Photos by glenng Jul 18, 2012 12:26 AM 5
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