Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Ramses') in the Sempervivum Database

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Helen E Payne
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1972 or 1974

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

fast growth

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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: June 2013pretty frosty green summer color
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: May 29, 2014fast growth
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: Nov. 30, 2014pretty dark red coloring
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: March 22, 2014winter color. March 2014, still chilly here. Cold makes this one
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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Apr 29, 2019 11:35 AM

From Kevin Vaughn:

JungleShadows said:Lynn,

Yes I grew Ramses way back. It was a sort of a sooty red with fairly broad leaves for the time. Think Helen sort of repudiated it after the newer reds started coming out from Skroki and me. That was 45 years ago though and a lot of water has gone over the dam since then!

Kevin


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