PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Kramer's Spinrad')

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: GUSTAAF VAN DER STEEN
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1979
History of species or Cultivar: (S. ARACHNOIDEUM x S. 'Granat')
Size: Small 1/2" to 2 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: Other: Many light green leaves well tipped with webbing & showing a blush of pink
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
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
Parentage: arachnoideum x Granat

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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-04-22
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Location: No. CA zone 9bDate: 2014-04-30
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-09-12
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-03-21
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr alpine house, YorkshireDate: 2016-10-21
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-19
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-02
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr alpine house, YorkshireDate: 2017-05-20
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Date: 2018-03-05
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2018-03-31
By Patty
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Date: 2013-05-03
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Date: 2013-06-12
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Date: 2013-05-03
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 3, 2021 6:40 PM 2,536
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
Harvesting chicks, how early is too early? by AntMan01 May 17, 2020 2:40 PM 162
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Jul 13, 2021 12:49 PM 3,390
End of summer review of arachnoideum type sempervivum by valleylynn Sep 18, 2017 7:59 PM 46
Seedling Chat by springcolor Aug 1, 2021 9:24 AM 3,321
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
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Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Vignettes by Kevin Vaughn by valleylynn Dec 12, 2015 2:59 PM 48
Featured Sempervivum Week 8: 'Kramer's Spinrad' by webesemps Jul 1, 2014 11:45 PM 18
Featured Sempervivum Week 7: Korspelsegietje by valleylynn Jul 14, 2014 5:21 PM 19
Sempervivum pictures 2014 by Chromaphyto Jul 12, 2015 3:01 PM 192
March 2014 Open House at Kevin Vaughn's by valleylynn Mar 27, 2014 12:29 PM 44
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Peter Dieckmann "Discuss what is going on in Europe" by banker07 Jul 7, 2014 7:23 PM 292
Tin bath semp garden by Eviesmummy Mar 12, 2013 1:24 PM 14
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933
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