Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer: BETTY Z. BRONOW
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1976
Other Details: Part of the 'Lord of the Rings' series.
Size: Other: Up to 5" across.
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
Holds Color
Other: Bright burgundy color, short leaves that grow in a slightly twisted manor.
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: and http://www.northhillsnursery.c...
Toxicity: Low risk
Possible skin irritant to some people

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: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
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
Needs specific temperature
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

Trade name information:
Series: Lord of the Rings
Cultivar name: 'Legolas'
Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever

Photo Gallery

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5
Date: 2011-10-06
purchased from Timberline Gardens, Colorado

5-5-10 Upper Midwest Zone 4
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-09-02
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-07-24
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-07

5/7/2011 PNW, zone 8
Uploaded by dahtzu
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-06-19

Date: June 2013
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-19

10/4/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2014-06-23
closeup of individual plants
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-10-04
Location: zone 5
Date: 2012-05-12
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-19
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-03
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-02

9/2/2010 PNW zone 8

Sempervivum 'Legolas'

11/2/2010 PNW, zone 8

3/22/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 20, 2012
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-04-21
Location: Yukon, Oklahoma
Date: 2012-06-10
Just days after receiving from Youngs Gardens
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-28
Uploaded by dahtzu
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  • Posted by LuvNature (M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)) on Sep 4, 2010 4:03 AM concerning plant:
    It is wonderful to see pics at different times of the year and from different locations. Amazing the transformation these plants go through.
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