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: 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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live Forever

Photo Gallery
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-03-23
Location: shounan Japan
Date: july 8  2018
Location: Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Date: 2008-07-12
Photo by colormyworld
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-03-09
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-04-19
Location: UK
Date: 18th Aug 2013
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2016-09-01
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-01-18
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-03-16
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-30

Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger, Semper-vivum.de, Nursery Sempervi
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-03
Location: Washington
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-12-14
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-06-19
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-08-03
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2014-11-02
Location: Germany, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Date: 2008-08-30
Location: shounan Japan
Date: july 4 2018
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Kalama, wa
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-10-22
zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-03-09
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-07
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-08-14
Location: UK
Date: 2013 feb 16th
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-07-02
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2020-10-09
Photo by snarfie
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-03-09
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-16
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2011-07-10
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
Location: Medina, TN
Date: 2013-03-03
Sempervivum 'Bronco'
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2017-07-13
Location: NC Zone 7A
Date: 2011-11-19
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-06-09
Location: Kent, U.K.
Date: 2013-05-25
Location: Pot Collection
Date: 2014-08-22
Taken just after planting: lost for a couple of weeks in a paper
Location: NC Zone 7A
Date: 2011-11-21
Location: Oklahoma
Date: 2017-04-30
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-09-26
Photo by PiaLouiseSourvi

Date: 2012-12-29

Date: 2018-07-09
Location: Salem, Oregon
Photo compliments of Perennial Obsessions.
Photo by PiaLouiseSourvi

Date: 2012-09-07

Date: 2012-08-28
Photo by colormyworld
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-18
Location: Denver, CO 
Date: 2011-04-23 (full sun)
New plant. Source: Mountain Crest Gardens

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Comments:
  • Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jun 28, 2010 5:48 PM concerning plant:
    Gorgeous! I'm getting this one in a trade and am excited.
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