Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer: ENID MILTON
Country of Origin: (UK) United Kingdom
Year of registration: 1980
Other Details: Started producing chicks second week of April, PNW zone 8
Awards: AGM: 2008
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
Soil type: Dry
Well draining
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Other: The soil type will depend on what your weather conditions are like. Just make sure it drains well.
Foliage: Smooth
Other: Gray-green leaves richly covered with rose tints.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Toxicity: Low risk
None
Possible skin irritant to some people

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever

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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2017-04-10
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-06-04
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2018-06-09
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-29
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-07-23
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2020-08-04
Location: Santa Cruz ca
Date: March 15, 2018
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-16

Date: 2013-02-12
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-07-05
zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-04-07

Date: 2018-07-07
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-03-08
Location: UK
Date: 18th Aug 2013

7/26/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2010-07-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Aug. 16, 2013
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (April 2022)
Date: 2022-04-29
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-07-15
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2017-06-19
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2018-04-08
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-07-10

Date: 2018-06-10
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Photo by jkbingh

Date: 2013-06-12

Photo courtesy of: srboisvert
Location: KALAMA WA
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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-06-13
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 25, 2012
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Aug 10, 2011
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-11
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Apr 16, 2009 
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2009 
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions

Date: 2013-06-12

7/3/2010 PNW, zone 8, @ Lynn's Gardens

9/11/2010 PNW zone 8

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8

5/30/2011 PNW, zone 8

Date: 2013-06-12
Photo by PiaLouiseSourvi
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2013-05-17
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-04-07
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-04-01
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-14
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jun 22, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-04-25
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-04-05
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-08-29
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 11, 2009 
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 22, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions

10/09 Pacific Northwest zone 8
Photo by Calif_Sue

8/20/2010 PNW zone 8

11/2/2010 PNW, zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-09-02
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2020-05-15

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2020-06-25
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