Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Engle's 13-2') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Engle
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1960

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

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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2013-03-15
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2013-03-15
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-17
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-29
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Date: 2016-05-16
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-04-26
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Comments:
Posted by Patty (Washington State - Zone 8b) on Mar 20, 2013 10:16 PM

Short greyish purple leaves covered with fine down. Slow growing and slow to bloom.

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Posted by webesemps (Salem OR - Zone 8a) on Sep 7, 2014 12:21 AM

In zone 9b, semp was planted in stone container. Easily retained shape and form in uncovered container last winter. Fuzzy texture colored a frosty pale rose in spring. What a robust little sempervivum!

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