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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
Large - 4" to 9"
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.
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
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 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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Location: Twisp
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Location: Twisp
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2013-06-10
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Location: My garden in Lenore, IDDate: 5-12-2015
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 7-25-2016
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 7-25-2016
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Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2013-06-10
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-09
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-06-03
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-08-20
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Date: 2015-04-02
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-26
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-19
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-23
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-04-24
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Location: Twisp
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Location: My garden, North Central IdahoDate: 7-25-2016
By Natalie
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Location: ,Front Royal,VaDate: 2013-05-05Still has it's winter color but i have it under the edge of a app
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