Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Kevin C. Vaughn
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1969
Seed parent: 'Silverine'
Pollen parent: Probably 'Engle's Rubrum'
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.
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Toxicity: Low risk
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
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
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
Parentage: Silverine x unknown
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Cats and Kittens
Also sold as:
  • Chick Charms® Watermelon Ripple™
  • Ruby Hearts
  • BigSam™ Ruby Star

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  • Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Mar 1, 2013 5:38 PM concerning plant:
    This is a very large Sempervivum with excellent color.
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