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

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Len A. Earl
Country of Origin: (GB) Great Britian
Year of registration: 1979

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
Chicken grit! by cahdg6891 May 4, 2018 1:57 PM 156
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Sempervivum How to get a name? by springcolor Jun 4, 2014 2:08 AM 35
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Peter Dieckmann "Discuss what is going on in Europe" by banker07 Jul 7, 2014 7:23 PM 292
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
Beautiful Vegetables & giant leeks by NEILMUIR1 Jun 5, 2013 4:28 PM 21
And how about some ice.... by goldfinch4 Apr 16, 2013 10:31 AM 36
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933

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