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
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
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
Child plants: 2 child plants

Trade name information:
Series: Planets
Cultivar name: 'Neptune'
Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
Also sold as:
  • Chick Charms® Silver Suede

Photo Gallery
Location: Santa Rosa CA
Date: 2013-02-18
Location: Arenas Valley, NM My Home
Date: 2018-03-08
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Date: 8/15/2022
soft pink, striated and slightly metallic, somewhat fragrant

Date: 2021-05-14
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Oklahoma
Date: 2017-04-30

Date: 2024-04-17
Location: January, 2024
Date: 2024-02-04
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2023
Location: Western Washington

4.07.11 - SE (Middle,TN) Zone 6a

Date: 2020-07-02

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: May 29, 2014
May color
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-05-17
Location: Portland Nursery, Portland Or.
  • Uploaded by Joy

May 2010
Location: Tabby's Garden
Date: 2012-04-30
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-10-11
Location: Fairfax, VA | September, 2023
Date: 2023-08-26
Uploaded by jkbingh
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 5-24-16
Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5
Date: 2011-10-20
Purchased from Patti's Plants
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: Nov. 30, 2014
Nov. color
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/16 AM

May 2010
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2020-07-05

Photo courtesy of Select Seeds.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
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Wow! Look at that color! by wcgypsy Feb 28, 2013 11:09 AM 0

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