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

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: MARTIN HABERER
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1979
Origin of name: Spanish word for "fire".
Awards: AGM: 2008
Size: Other: 7" or more.
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
Winter Color
Other: Bright fiery red in Spring fading to rose- green in Summer
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 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: 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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

5/23/2010 PNW, zone 8

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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: september 7 2010
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Date: 2015-08-14
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-10-02
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Date: 25Feb2013Awakening
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-04-01
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2015-05-05
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Location: Ireland Date: 2016-02-08
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-09-13
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-06-03
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: May 29, 2014May color, this is not 'Fuego'.
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-11
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2018-03-31
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 5/6/2019
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Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: March 26, 2010March 26, 2010, purchased from SMG 2009
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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: may 4, 2010
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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: june 28 ,2010
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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: july 22, 2010Purchased from SMG in 2009
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2014-10-09
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-03-09
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Location: OklahomaDate: 2017-04-13
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-08-01
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-10
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-22
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Comments:
Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jun 28, 2010 5:52 PM

Beautiful colors on this one!

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Posted by Cruddy (Tracy CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 25, 2013 9:52 PM

2 weeks ago this plant was mostly green with red tips!! Now it appears to be going the other way.

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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Mar 3, 2013 8:45 PM

Sempervivum 'Fuego' has very saturated red coloring on March 3, 2013.

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