Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Green Ice') in the Sempervivum Database

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

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Howard J. Wills
Country of Origin: (GB) Great Britian
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

Image

Celebrating Winter Interest!Celebrating Winter Interest!
February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

(Full article9 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Photo gallery:

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 26, 2020 9:21 PM 145
☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
Mark's Favorite Semps by AntMan01 Oct 10, 2019 1:42 PM 85
New semps by chickhill Apr 8, 2019 8:41 AM 17
Crevice Garden Workshop by springcolor Sep 23, 2019 9:53 PM 53
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
Any suggestions ? by Monetwwqi Nov 21, 2018 12:05 AM 32
Is it too late to plant sempervivum or heuffelii? by Chicklady Sep 13, 2018 12:55 AM 7
Chick Grit with Probiotics by Chicklady Apr 9, 2019 5:55 PM 73
September Semp Color by AntMan01 Sep 21, 2018 2:31 PM 64
Introducing semps to Acton Arboretum - Rock Garden by AntMan01 Oct 27, 2018 7:31 PM 9
Sempervivum Roots by Blueleaf Aug 14, 2018 2:26 PM 16
It all started with a curious, little green semp. Thanks AntMan01 by Bigtattoo Aug 9, 2018 2:06 PM 3
How did your semp addiction begin? by MelissaHopper Sep 6, 2018 7:24 PM 83
Semp Montage Gallery by AntMan01 Sep 2, 2018 12:10 PM 21
Sempervivum by Amanda417 Jun 24, 2018 5:27 PM 5
Surgical procedure for a blooming rosette. by MelissaHopper Oct 31, 2018 12:52 AM 179
Flowering shoots - place your bets!! by Pictish1 Jun 30, 2018 3:46 AM 49
Sempervivum Cultivar Identification Help by BlueOddish May 11, 2018 7:52 PM 12

« 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 EscondidoCal and is called "Papyrus in Morning Sun"

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