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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Horst Diehm
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 2000

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
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying 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


Growing Sempervivum, Jovibarba and Jovibarba heuffeliiGrowing Sempervivum, Jovibarba and Jovibarba heuffelii
By valleylynn on April 1, 2010

There are hundreds of cultivars to choose from, most are easy to find; others are more difficult. Plant trading is a wonderful way to increase your collection. It really does become addictive to some of us.

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