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

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Hen and Chicks
Give a thumbs up Houseleek
Give a thumbs up Live Forever

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Andre Smits
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1988

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

Containers from Found ItemsContainers from Found Items
August 26, 2011

Found items for plant containers can be quite whimsical or they can be more formal. The key is to be creative when looking for items to use.

(Full article89 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
The My-Noid-ity Report by webesemps Jul 14, 2019 6:03 PM 1,590
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Need advice by beckygardener Mar 22, 2015 1:41 PM 8
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
Creative ways to use Sempervivum Chat and Share your photos. by CDsSister Feb 1, 2013 1:21 PM 104
Succulent Nurseries by valleylynn Sep 10, 2017 12:02 AM 93
2012 Free Box of Semps --OFFER CLOSED by valleylynn Jan 27, 2013 8:11 PM 210
Trading for 2012 by valleylynn May 31, 2012 9:48 AM 171
2012 Photos and Chat by goldfinch4 Jan 14, 2013 12:14 PM 1,189
2011 Free box of Semps and/or Jovis--THIS OFFER IS OVER by twitcher Aug 13, 2011 8:19 PM 351

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Sempervivum Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Sempervivum

« Visit the Sempervivum forum

« The Sempervivum Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Calypso"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.