PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Shiny Red')

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Carlo K. J. de Wilde
Country of Origin: (NL) The Netherlands
Year of registration: 1996

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
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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

Discussion Threads about this plant
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It all started with a curious, little green semp. Thanks AntMan01 by Bigtattoo Aug 9, 2018 2:06 PM 3
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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 Jan 23, 2021 2:16 AM 9
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
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