Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Ice Berry') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Sue Thomas
Country of Origin: (GB) Great Britian
Year of registration: 2004

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

Photo courtesy of Sue Thomas / Sunray Plants / Haccombe/Devon (GB

Photo gallery:
Location: Haccombe/Devon (GB)Date: 2008-06-01Photo courtesy of Sue Thomas / Sunray Plants / Haccombe/Devon (GB
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Harvesting chicks, how early is too early? by AntMan01 Sep 29, 2019 9:06 PM 154
Mark's Semp Planter Project 2018 by AntMan01 Jul 19, 2019 9:39 PM 316
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Semp History/Cross Question by chadu82 Jan 5, 2018 4:09 PM 21
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Question about names and "Chick Charms" by Lilydaydreamer Aug 3, 2018 6:11 PM 84
Trying to 'get it' . . . by Bonehead May 21, 2017 11:32 AM 40
Hello and Introduction from a hopefully soon to be former 'lurker' by ZenAndCoffee Oct 10, 2019 9:04 AM 34
Introduction. by Planthoarder May 4, 2017 1:46 PM 59
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
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Seedling Chat by springcolor Jan 17, 2020 9:10 AM 1,755
Mitigating the NOID problem. by TerriStanley Aug 2, 2016 12:31 AM 36
Sempervivum 'Strider' by valleylynn Jul 19, 2019 10:02 AM 79
My semps are blooming by ge1836 Jun 25, 2016 11:08 AM 3
Soil condition = semp color? by TerriStanley Apr 26, 2016 10:54 PM 7

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