Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Baby Boo') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Volkmar Schara
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 2000
Seed parent: S. arachnoideum 'Albion'
Pollen parent: S. arachnoideum 'Album'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Drought tolerant
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
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic
Parentage: Albion x Album
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-28
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Location: Germany, Mecklenburg-VorpommernDate: 2009-06-17
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2010-05-30Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-13
By Patty
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-05-01
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Location: Washington
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum 'Baby Boo' by valleylynn Sep 16, 2013 2:50 PM 2
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Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
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Schedule for 2015 Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic by valleylynn Apr 28, 2015 4:55 PM 438
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Semp Experiments regarding 24/7 light and indoor 70F wintering. by WarpJr Mar 27, 2014 7:29 PM 117
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933
Interesting Pots by clintbrown Feb 4, 2013 1:21 AM 29
Heuffelii Chat & Photos by valleylynn May 8, 2013 10:22 AM 712

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