Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: NICHOLAS MOORE
Country of Origin: (UK) United Kingdom
Year of registration: 1962
Other Details: A mutation of Sempervivum 'Fame' / Some will contort with thickened, contorted leaves. A normal mother will have a contorted chick or a contorted mother will have a normal chick.
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: Other: Pink shades
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
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Drought tolerant
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
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic
Parentage: Sport of: Fame

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever
Also sold as:
  • 'Fantasy'

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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 30, 2011 1:20 AM concerning plant:
    Fame Montrose is noted for its unusual rosettes of very thick leaves. A single rosette may be either thick leafed or have normal looking leaves. A single rosette of either form can produce normal looking leaves, thick leaves, or produce both types from the same rosette.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum 'Fame Monstrose' by valleylynn May 11, 2013 7:16 AM 6
Great presentation. by HamiltonSquare Apr 14, 2015 7:43 PM 0
Sempervivum 'Fame Monstrose' by valleylynn Dec 23, 2015 10:56 AM 3

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