Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: HELEN E. PAYNE
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1973
Awards: GR* = Gold Rosette: 1975
Size: Large - 4" to 9"
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.
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
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
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever

Photo Gallery

5/30/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2017-03-30
Location: Cotati, CA
Date: 2021-09-06
Sempervivum Lavender & Old Lace
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-07
Location: Liberty, Utah
Date: 2018-07-27
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-04-11
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2017-07-17
Location: Cotati, CA
Date: 2022-07-23
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-24
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2020-05-14
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-26
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04

4/27/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Lincoln NE
Date: 2013-10-30
Photo taken in late Oct.
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-06-29
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-07-13

6/6/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Kalama, wa
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Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-06-03
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-07

Date: 2016-07-04
Location: Medina, TN
Date: Spring 2014
Spring color of Sempervivum 'Lavender and Old Lace' in Tennessee.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-19
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 25, 2012
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-03-04

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-19
producing bloom stalk
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2013-05-07
This was a very small chick last spring
Location: Pot Collection
Date: 2014-08-13
Shown as potted from Young's Garden

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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5/2010

5/11/2010 PNW zone 8

10/4/2010 PNW zone 8

2.28.11 - SE (Middle TN) Zone 6a

3/25/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-19
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-08-05
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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 13, 2010 10:11 PM concerning plant:
    Gold Rosette Award England 1975. (H Payne).
    Beautiful, hardy plant.

    Prone to rot in our heavy Pacific Northwest rainy season, end of winter and through much of spring.

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