Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Kevin C. Vaughn
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1975
Size: Other: Up to 8"
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: Sharply tipped green leaves overlaid with plum.
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Toxicity: Low risk
Possible skin irritant to some people

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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: Jungle Shadows x Skrocki #51

Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
Also sold as:
  • Jungle Fire

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4/5/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Connecticut
Date: May 22, 2021
Location: Kent, U.K.
Date: 2014-08-07
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2018-07-04
July 2018
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 2, 2011
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2016-04-06
Location: Massachusetts garden
Date: May 19, 2019
beautiful spring color

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8

4/5/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 19, 2011
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
7-16 PM
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-11-23

11/6/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2013-06-29
Location: Oklahoma
Date: 2017-04-30

4/27/2011 PNW, zone 8
Uploaded by PiaLouiseSourvi
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-15
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-04-24
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 2, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Dec 7, 2012
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2015-08-12
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2014-10-31
Location: Parker, CO
Date: 4/6/2013

5/21/10 PNW zone 8

7/26/2010 PNW zone 8

8/20/2010 PNW zone 8

10/4/2010 PNW zone 8

3/25/2011 PNW, zone 8

Date: 2012-09-26
Location: zone 5 
Date: 2012-05-05
Source: Trade with Lynn
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/17

Date: 2012-12-29
Location: Medina, TN
Date: 2013-03-03
Sempervivum 'Jungle Fires' on March 3, 2013.
Location: Wisconsin
Date: 2012-03-21
Zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jun 30, 2011
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Uploaded by PiaLouiseSourvi

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kent, U.K.
Date: 2013-05-25
Location: Medina, TN
Date: April 2014
Sempervivum 'Jungle Fire' has striking Spring coloring.

Date: 2012-09-07

Date: 2012-08-28
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-04-25
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2017-05-27
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  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 30, 2014 6:53 PM concerning plant:
    JungleShadows said: 'Jungle Shadows' was rather unique when it was born and I still find it a very pleasing semp. Visitors to my garden have really enjoyed it. It is also proving to be a very interesting parent as well. I raised a large crop from both hand crosses and bee set seed when I was in MA and 'Jungle Fires' came out of the bee seed.
    The list published on the Slovenian site is mostly right although they have credited Shirley Rempel with 'Jungle Fires'. She did introduce it for me but it is definitely my hybrid.
  • Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Mar 3, 2013 8:53 PM concerning plant:
    Sempervivum 'Jungle Fires' has excellent color changes.
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