Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'La Choo Choo') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Nicholas Moore
Country of Origin: (GB) Great Britian
Year of registration: 1950

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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Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 26-28, 2019 by valleylynn Dec 4, 2019 11:05 PM 440
Any suggestions ? by Monetwwqi Nov 21, 2018 12:05 AM 32
My Century semps. by Bigtattoo Oct 24, 2018 9:20 PM 8
Can anybody identify this sempervivum? by Chicklady Sep 14, 2018 11:16 AM 28
Chick Grit with Probiotics by Chicklady Apr 9, 2019 5:55 PM 73
Where is this Semp Dictionary? by Leftwood Aug 31, 2018 8:05 PM 6
It all started with a curious, little green semp. Thanks AntMan01 by Bigtattoo Aug 9, 2018 2:06 PM 3
How did your semp addiction begin? by MelissaHopper Sep 6, 2018 7:24 PM 83
Mail-order semps: bare root vs. coir blocks by AntMan01 Apr 8, 2018 7:52 PM 9
Mountain Crest Gardens Visit by webesemps Nov 27, 2018 6:25 PM 132
Mark's Semp Planter Project 2018 by AntMan01 Jan 19, 2020 6:33 AM 319
Sempervivum book by Kevin Vaughn by valleylynn Feb 25, 2018 9:49 AM 17
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Over-wintering hens and chicks in NW PA by DonfromPA Nov 19, 2017 8:40 AM 17
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 27-29, 2018 by valleylynn Nov 6, 2018 12:06 PM 727

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