PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Neptune')

Trade name information:
Series: Planets
Cultivar name: 'Neptune'
Common names:
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Also sold as:
Chick Charms® Silver Suede

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer: ED SKROCKI
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1975
Size: 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.
Foliage: Other: Downy gold-green leaves shaded pink to lavender.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
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
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
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Location: Santa Rosa CADate: 2013-02-18
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Date: 2021-05-14
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Location: OklahomaDate: 2017-04-30
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2020-07-02
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May 2010
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4.07.11 - SE (Middle,TN) Zone 6a
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Location: Tabby's GardenDate: 2012-04-30
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: May 29, 2014May color
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May 2010
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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: 2011-10-20Purchased from Patti's Plants
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Location: Beautiful Tennessee Date: Nov. 30, 2014Nov. color
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Photo courtesy of Select Seeds.
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Comments:
Posted by webesemps (Salem OR - Zone 8a) on Feb 28, 2013 3:45 AM

Perfect Purple Phuzz

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