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

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer: MARTIN HABERER
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1977
Awards: AGM: 2008
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: Smooth
Watermarks
Other: dark red in winter to green and red with black tips in summer
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Number of chicks: produces many chicks
Availability: Easy to find
Source: North Hills Nursery

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: 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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Location: Germany, Mecklenburg-VorpommernDate: 2008-07-12
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2016-09-01
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-06-03
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-30
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Location: Washington
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Location: Germany, Mecklenburg-VorpommernDate: 2008-08-30
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2014-11-02
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-08-03
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-07
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-09
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-02
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Location: NC Zone 7ADate: 2011-11-19
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-06-16
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-07-10Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-03-09
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Location: OklahomaDate: 2017-04-30
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Location: NC Zone 7ADate: 2011-11-21
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-18
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Comments:
Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jun 28, 2010 5:48 PM

Gorgeous! I'm getting this one in a trade and am excited.

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