Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Blue Boy') in the Sempervivum Database

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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
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
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
Parentage: Thayne x n/a

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 2, 2011 5:07 PM

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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