Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Andre Smits
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1989

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

Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek

Photo Gallery
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 4/30/2019
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2021-05-25
Location: NYC Zone 7b
Date: 2013-11-16
Photo by gg5
  • Uploaded by gg5

Date: 2016-08-02
Location: NYC Zone 7b
Date: 2014-06-19
Location: NYC Zone 7b
Date: 2013-09-21
1st photo after unpacking SMG order
Location: Seattle WA 
Date: 2016-09-08
  • Uploaded by gg5
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-07-23
Photo by SleepyStar
Location: NYC Zone 7b
Date: 2014-07-06
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/16 AM
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/17
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-04-21
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2018-05-02
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2021-04-07
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2020-10-10
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum 'Sonja' by valleylynn Sep 22, 2013 8:16 AM 2

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