Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Jungle Fires') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Jungle Fire

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
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
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 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: Stratifing 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

4/5/2011 PNW, zone 8

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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 30, 2014 6:53 PM

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.

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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Mar 3, 2013 8:53 PM

Sempervivum 'Jungle Fires' has excellent color changes.

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