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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
History of species or Cultivar: arachnoideum
Size: Small 1/2" to 2 1/2"
Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
Other: Up to 3" across
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: Webbing
Other: Pointy green leaves with red accents, heavy cobwebbing.
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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 Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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


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Although our gardens are still officially beset by this year's drought, and we're still about eight inches shy of our average annual rainfall, we've been blessed with some pretty generous rains lately. And despite numerous frosty nights, our gardens are not yet bereft of blossoms. Come on in, see what's blooming, and check out the winner of last month's What's Blooming contest.

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Posted by CDsSister (Greenwood Village, CO - Zone 5b) on May 24, 2013 1:54 PM

I could not find online or in our DB the cultivar" Xandra" but did find "Red Cobweb"

On the label it said Sempervivum arachnoldeum Xandra Hens and Chicks - Red Cobweb

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