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

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Martin Haberer
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1977

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

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The Top Sempervivums and SedumsThe Top Sempervivums and Sedums
October 4, 2014

Sempervivum and Sedum are the cornerstone genera of hardy succulents, so let's have a look at the most popular of these fun plants.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
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Am I crazy ? by ge1836 Jan 23, 2016 6:05 PM 42
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Evolution of Little Rock by kylaluaz May 21, 2015 5:21 PM 27
New to Forum and Looking to Trade by tiba73 Nov 19, 2015 11:31 AM 5
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
New to Hens and Chick by billyperez600 Aug 31, 2014 6:24 AM 105
And So It Begins... by StaticAsh Jul 27, 2016 12:28 AM 404
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Protecting sempervivum from excess sun or rain. by valleylynn Jul 15, 2013 2:10 PM 64
Is there a twelve-step group for these things? by dmurray407 Jul 11, 2013 5:39 PM 45
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
New semp went in the rock garden & seen a Semp going to bloom. by jojoe Jun 3, 2013 12:30 AM 17
Grrrrrr! Baby semps for breakfast by Eviesmummy Jun 17, 2013 7:55 AM 158

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