Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Kevin C Vaughn
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1977
Other Details: Started producing chicks second week of April, PNW zone 8.
History of species or Cultivar: (S. 'Thayne' x S. ? )
Size: Other: Up to 3 1/2"
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: Watermarks
Winter Color
Other: Lavender-gray, mid-sized rosettes, turning rust color in Winter. Red stems on fresh rosettes
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: 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
Parentage: Thayne x n/a

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Live Forever
  • Houseleek

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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5
Date: Oct 16, 2011
Purchased from SMG in 2009
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: Aug 20, 2011
Location: Santa Cruz ca
Date: 2018-08-05
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-24
Location: RHS Harlow Carr alpine house, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-08-22
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: September 27, 2023
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2017-05-25
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: May 26, 2019
Location: Santa Cruz ca
Date: 2018-07-20
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-08-02
Location: South Wales UK
Date: 8th August 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Apr 13, 2010
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-03
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-08-18
Sempervivum Blue Boy growing in a cowboy hat.
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: 2023-11-05
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-29
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: May 29, 2014
Color changing/growth
Location: Santa Cruz ca
Date: 2018-07-21
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Photo by gg5
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Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2018-07-04
July 2018
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: 2023-06-27
Morning dew drops on leaves
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2020-06-27
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/17
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: 4-2014
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2016-09-01
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-02-25
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2019-04-18
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: Jul 23, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jun 29, 2011
Location: Salem, Oregon
Photo compliments of Perennial Obsessions.
Location: Salem, Oregon
Photo compliments of Perennial Obsessions.
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 9, 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Mar 15, 2010
New offsets from fall of '09
Location: Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A -- USDA zone 4a
Date: Aug 2010
Sempervivum 'Blue Boy'
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 5, 2010
Coming out of drought season.
Location: Denver, CO
Date: 2011-05-04
A very crowded 'Blue Boy'.
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2013-03-21
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2012-08-29
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2009-06-08
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-01
Location: Red Butte Garden, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-12-20
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2020-05-06
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 19, 2011
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-16
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 10, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: May 11, 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jul 4, 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Dec 31, 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Mar 12, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: May 7, 2011
Location: Upper Midwest zone 4
Date: Jun 9, 2011
Location: New York City Area
Date: 9/9/18
Location: New York City Area
Date: 2020-07-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 10, 2011
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2013-05-07
this is a clump i am going to let spread itself it was 1 hen w/ch
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2020-06-04
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2020-06-25

Date: 2021-04-07
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2019-06-02
June 2019
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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 2, 2011 5:07 PM concerning plant:
    I love this medium sized sempervivum. As it goes through the year it changes from a blueish/grey to a reddish/grey. There is not a time of the year that I don't find it beautiful.
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