Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Hanne') 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: Andre Smits
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1988

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

How To Use Gravel for Mulching Small PlantsHow To Use Gravel for Mulching Small Plants
October 25, 2015

When I was getting tired of poking gravel with tweezers or toothpicks out of the rosettes of my sempervivums and jovibarbas after having applied fine gravel as a ground cover, I came up with a new method and applied plants to gravel rather than gravel to plants.

(Full article11 comments)
Give a thumbs up

Photo gallery:

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Seedling Chat by springcolor Jan 17, 2020 9:10 AM 1,755
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Featured Sempervivum Week 8: 'Kramer's Spinrad' by webesemps Jul 1, 2014 11:45 PM 18
Roller fans? by markb Oct 1, 2014 3:59 PM 120
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Bukiniczia cabulica by valleylynn Dec 16, 2016 10:18 AM 227
New Rosettes flowering by mick64 Aug 1, 2013 12:18 PM 17
Protecting sempervivum from excess sun or rain. by valleylynn Jul 15, 2013 2:10 PM 64
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
Mick's variety by mick64 Jun 30, 2015 7:35 PM 215
styrofoam boxes to become planters by CDsSister Mar 17, 2013 6:07 PM 97
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933
Hybridizing Clinic with Kevin Vaughn by valleylynn Sep 20, 2014 5:55 PM 1,339
Ed Skrocki of Ohio by Stush2019 Sep 26, 2014 10:52 AM 49

« 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 greenappleagnes and is called "Echinacea"

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