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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June 7, 2010 PNW zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jun 23, 2011
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-10-29

Date: 2015-09-15
Location: Latvia University Botanical  gardens Riga
Date: 2018-09-11
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-03
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2014-10-27
Location: Western Washington
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-07-23

5/30/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2013-08-12
Single
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2013-08-12
Twins

9/11/2010 PNW zone 8

Photo courtesy of: srboisvert

Photo courtesy of: srboisvert
Location: N Ga. zone 7b
Date: 2012-05-27
Planter opening is 7\" in diameter.
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jun 24, 2011
Location: Hortus Lapidarius
Date: 2023-09-03
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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May 1, 2010 VA zone
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-06-29
zone 4 Wisconsin

11/7/2010 PNW zone 8

Newly purchased.09.10.10

3.29.11 - SE (Middle TN) Zone 6a
Location: ,Front Royal,Va
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Medina, TN
Date: August 15, 2013
Sempervivum 'Red Rubin' starts its color change to red.

Date: 2014-01-23
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-09-02
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2013-03-20

Image Courtesy of Bloomin Designs Nursery Used with Permission
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July 28, 2010 PNW zone 8

9/11/2010 PNW zone 8

3/22/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Sep 10, 2011
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jun 16, 2011
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2016-07-04
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-17
Location: N Ga. zone 7b
Date: 2012-05-27
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2015-08-26
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-08-16
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-16
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-14

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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10/4/2010 PNW zone 8

12/13/2010 PNW, zone 8

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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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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