Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Great Man') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Andre Smits
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 2006

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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Identifying Sempervivum Seedlings by Rido Jan 9, 2020 10:28 PM 12
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 26, 2020 4:01 PM 142
Protecting hardy semps from Oregon's winter rains by Rhandrich Jan 10, 2020 7:43 PM 17
What should Semp look like in winter? by Charlinex Dec 26, 2019 3:23 PM 30
What is chuffed? by valleylynn Sep 9, 2019 8:45 PM 17
☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
The L&M Project by MelissaHopper Sep 7, 2019 9:59 PM 9
Sempervivum horde by Ink1Green Sep 2, 2019 4:23 PM 4
Fibonacci Semps by AntMan01 Aug 30, 2019 5:27 PM 19
Mark's Favorite Semps by AntMan01 Oct 10, 2019 1:42 PM 85
Hens and Chicks in spring rain by Ehina Jun 20, 2019 9:15 AM 23
A Slow Descent into Obsession, Part I by semperdurpum Apr 30, 2019 4:47 PM 32
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 26-28, 2019 by valleylynn Dec 4, 2019 11:05 PM 440
Kevin Vaughn's striped seedling by JungleShadows Jan 1, 2019 1:14 PM 20
Newly Sempervivum Crazed by mrmaple Sep 27, 2019 12:35 AM 15
Semp Christmas List by JesseInCT Nov 27, 2018 6:56 PM 11
Geological materials used in gardening by GeologicalForms Nov 5, 2018 7:59 PM 30
Some newbie semp questions by JesseInCT Mar 29, 2019 6:52 PM 56
Is it too late to plant sempervivum or heuffelii? by Chicklady Sep 13, 2018 12:55 AM 7

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