Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Beacon') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Ernie Fearnley
Country of Origin: (GB) Great Britian
Year of registration: 1970

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 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Problems ordering by AntMan01 Apr 9, 2018 9:11 PM 31
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 19, 2020 11:36 PM 1,760
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
List your semp Must haves by gg5 Sep 6, 2015 8:56 PM 41
Melissa's Garden by valleylynn Jul 5, 2015 1:21 PM 17
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Yellow/Gold Jovis & Semps in Summer by sandnsea2 Sep 6, 2013 11:23 AM 42
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933
Sempervivum with great fall color. by valleylynn Sep 6, 2013 4:09 PM 64
Hybridizing Clinic with Kevin Vaughn by valleylynn Sep 20, 2014 5:55 PM 1,339
Your One Favorite Semp? by sandnsea2 Aug 1, 2012 2:17 PM 87
2012 Photos and Chat by goldfinch4 Jan 14, 2013 12:14 PM 1,189
Heuffelii Chat & Photos by valleylynn May 8, 2013 10:22 AM 712

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