Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Fame Monstrose') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
'Fantasy'

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: 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
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

Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger, Semper-vivum.de, Nursery Sempervi

Celebrating SempervivumCelebrating Sempervivum
By dave on March 14, 2015

We open the Sempervivum Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Photo gallery:
Location: Germany
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5/2010
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-04-05
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3.02.11 - SE (Middle TN) Zone 6a - New
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-04with sedum hispanicum
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this plant had a desease. But now going well again.
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Date: 2015-08-31
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-06-14
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2015-04-14
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5/18/2010
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5/18/2010
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4.07.11- SE (Middle TN) Zone 6a
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4.07.11- SE (Middle TN) Zone 6a
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April 26, 2011 First open chick is 3 1/2 inches tall.
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Normal form of rosette with Monstrose offsets
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-05-30
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-06-24
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-19summer changes of color and shape
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-04-06
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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 30, 2011 1:20 AM

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.

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