Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Sopa') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer:Botanical Garten Arhus, Denmark
Country of Origin:(DK) Denmark
Year of registration:1979
Size:Other: 3" across, maybe more.
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:Winter Color
Other: An unusual winter color. Bronzy- purple
Water:Very low
Does not like wet feet
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)
Flower Time:Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses:Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
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

6/12/2011 PNW, zone 8

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Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Sep 20, 2010 5:40 AM

Wow, this one is so pretty! Love the dark red center!

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