Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Little Green Giant') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: BILL NIXON
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1969

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

Discussion Threads about this plant
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☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
Flowering semp with aberrant chick growths by AntMan01 Aug 13, 2018 9:51 PM 23
Mark's Semp Planter Project 2018 by AntMan01 Jan 25, 2020 7:06 PM 334
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 28 & 29, 2017 by valleylynn Jun 4, 2017 5:29 PM 291
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
New to Forum and Looking to Trade by tiba73 Nov 19, 2015 11:31 AM 5
Semps for Postage - Thinning my collection by twitcher Sep 20, 2013 1:16 PM 77
Etoliated sempervivum by valleylynn Aug 29, 2015 1:10 AM 228
Hybridizing Clinic with Kevin Vaughn by valleylynn Sep 20, 2014 5:55 PM 1,339

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