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

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Kimino

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer: MARTIN HABERER (DE), 1978
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1978
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.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: SMG

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
Alpine Gardening
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

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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Nov 15, 2012 6:44 PM

This is one of those basic green semps with dark colored tips, but by no means a run of the mill green semp. It has such a beautiful form to the rosette and the green changes from a very chartreuse green to a lovely bright green. Depending on the time of the year it has greater or lesser amounts of brown/red leave edges and tips.
A very pleasing sempervivum for containers or beds.

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