Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Green Red') 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: 1989

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
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Identifying Sempervivum Seedlings by Rido Jan 9, 2020 10:28 PM 12
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 18, 2020 4:44 PM 99
What should Semp look like in winter? by Charlinex Dec 26, 2019 3:23 PM 30
Small semps by AntMan01 Jan 17, 2020 5:17 PM 9
☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
Sempervivum horde by Ink1Green Sep 2, 2019 4:23 PM 4
July coloring of semps by valleylynn Jul 29, 2019 9:58 PM 22
Mark's Favorite Semps by AntMan01 Oct 10, 2019 1:42 PM 85
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Jungle Fires? by Pictish1 Dec 5, 2018 9:54 AM 8
Smallest semp by lclehman1 Nov 13, 2018 10:58 AM 9
Any suggestions ? by Monetwwqi Nov 21, 2018 12:05 AM 32
Some newbie semp questions by JesseInCT Mar 29, 2019 6:52 PM 56
Getting Sempervivum ready for winter by Chicklady Oct 14, 2018 2:20 PM 20
Can anybody identify this sempervivum? by Chicklady Sep 14, 2018 11:16 AM 28
Will the real 'Black' please stand up. by valleylynn Sep 14, 2018 10:35 AM 13
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
More Honey by MelissaHopper Sep 10, 2018 7:45 PM 55
Introducing semps to Acton Arboretum - Rock Garden by AntMan01 Oct 27, 2018 7:31 PM 9

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