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

Trade name information:
Series: Lord of the Rings
Cultivar name: 'Legolas'
Common names:
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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
Cilia
Holds Color
Other: Bright burgundy color, short leaves that grow in a slightly twisted manor.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: http://www.youngs-garden.com/ and http://www.northhillsnursery.c...
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 to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
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: Stratifing 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
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

5-5-10 Upper Midwest Zone 4

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Photo gallery:
Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: 2011-10-06purchased from Timberline Gardens, Colorado
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-07-24
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-04-07
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Date: June 2013
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-19
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Sempervivum 'Legolas'
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-06-03
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-19
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-10-04
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-02
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Location: Yukon, OklahomaDate: 2012-06-10Just days after receiving from Youngs Gardens
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Location: ,Front Royal,VaDate: 2014-06-23
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Location: ,Front Royal,VaDate: 2014-06-23closeup of individual plants
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-21
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Comments:
Posted by LuvNature (M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)) on Sep 4, 2010 4:03 AM

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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