Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Kalinda') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ED SKROCKI
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1976
Size: Other: 4" or more.
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: Satin leaves have coral tips that fade to tawny tones.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
Other
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
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
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

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Feb 19, 2012 10:31 AM

This plant is heat and drought tolerant. It needs a sunny location but also needs protection from scorching afternoon sun. It likes very fast draining soil and to be on the dry side between waterings.

The plant changes coloration depending on seasonal factors with cold weather bringing a very lovely darker red/maroon color to the leaves. Color changes are affected by a combination of factors: maturity, air and soil temperature,s length of daylight and sometimes climate.

The rosettes of this Sempervivum grow to at least 8-9 inches in diameter for me here in TN.

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