Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: GOOS and KOENEMANN
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1937
History of species or Cultivar: S. TECTORUM × MARMOREUM ?
Awards: GdS Semps of the Year: 2013 sharing Eigth Place
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
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: Smooth
Red: Spring time
Green
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
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
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
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

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever
Also sold as:
  • Red Rubin

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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 2, 2011 5:02 PM concerning plant:
    This is one of my favorite semps. Starting in the spring it puts on quite a show of lovely red color. By summer it looks as if it is wearing a tan petticoat, and even the offsets follow suit with greenish/tan petticoats. It is quite striking.
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