Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Best Pale') in the Sempervivum Database

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: 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
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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Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
The My-Noid-ity Report by webesemps Jul 14, 2019 6:03 PM 1,590
Heuffelii - love 'em or leave 'em? by tcstoehr Oct 4, 2019 9:19 PM 319
Seedling Chat by springcolor Jan 21, 2020 5:05 PM 1,763
Vignettes by Kevin Vaughn by valleylynn Dec 12, 2015 2:59 PM 48
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Sempervivum, heuffelii seeds collected 2013 by valleylynn Oct 31, 2014 8:11 AM 65
When to cut seed stalks? by Eviesmummy Oct 3, 2013 5:31 PM 44
Kevin Vaughn (Vignettes) by valleylynn Nov 19, 2018 2:22 PM 73

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