PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Ben More')

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Andre Smits
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 2001

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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Mineral soil amendments by GeologicalForms Feb 7, 2021 5:34 PM 71
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Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 3, 2021 6:40 PM 2,536
☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
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Using Plant Growth Regulators to Increase Offset Production by semperdurpum May 4, 2019 4:28 PM 6
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 26-28, 2019 by valleylynn Dec 4, 2019 11:05 PM 440
Chick Grit with Probiotics by Chicklady Apr 9, 2019 5:55 PM 73
How did your semp addiction begin? by MelissaHopper Sep 6, 2018 7:24 PM 83
Hello and help...maybe by JediArachne Jun 7, 2018 8:29 PM 8
Harvesting chicks, how early is too early? by AntMan01 May 17, 2020 2:40 PM 162
What might be considered an Heirloom Sempervivum by CDsSister May 22, 2018 10:00 AM 46
Mark's Semp Planter Project 2018 by AntMan01 Apr 13, 2020 9:12 PM 346
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385

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