PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum ciliosum subsp. ciliosum (borisii))

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Sempervivum ciliosum subsp. ciliosum (borisii) Accepted
Sempervivum ciliosum fa. borisii Synonym
Sempervivum borisii Synonym
Sempervivum ciliosum var. borisii Synonym

Also sold as:
Sempervivum ciliosum 'Borisii'

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Country of Origin: (BG) Bulgaria
History of species or Cultivar: Sempervivum ciliosum subsp. borisii (Degen & Ouroum.) Köhlein, Outdoor succulents, ed 1: 97 (1977)
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
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: Cilia
Other: Pale green leaves covered with long silvery hairs in a delightful pattern. Unique shape.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
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 to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
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
Goes Dormant

Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions

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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-05-15
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Date: 2013-03-24Photo courtesy of: Colin-47
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Date: 2013-05-19Photo courtesy of: Colin-47
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Date: 2015-04-03
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Date: 2015-05-31
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Date: 2011-10-30
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-05-15
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 3, 2021 6:40 PM 2,536
Database question by growitall May 14, 2014 7:53 PM 18

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