Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer: 'Melanie' MARTIN HABERER
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1978
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: Gray-green leaves edged and tipped purple.
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
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: 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

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek

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Location: Zone 6 - New Jersey, USA
Date: 2024-04-08
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2019-01-26
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-09-13
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-21
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2019-03-26
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2017-02-01
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-11
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-01
Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-06-19
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Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-08-29

6-26-10 Upper Midwest Zone 4
Uploaded by jkbingh
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-07-15
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jun 12, 2011
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-05-30
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-06-19
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-09-02

5-23-10 Upper Midwest Zone 4

2/8/2011 PNW, zone 8 new plant

5-11-11 Upper Midwest Zone 4
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 9/18/2011
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Sep 19, 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 19, 2011
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-06-03
Location: Oklahoma
Date: 2017-04-30
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-07-01
zone 4 Wisconsin

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: Wisconsin
Date: 2011-06-25
6-25-11 zone 4 Wisconsin

3.01.11 - SE (Middle TN) Zone 6a - New
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-09-02
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Aug 20, 2011
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jun 16, 2011
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-08-14
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-23
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 10, 2012
Comments:
  • Posted by picklepuff (Denver, Colorado - Zone 5b) on May 30, 2012 2:12 PM concerning plant:
    Chicks grow on long bright pink stolons.

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