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
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
Also sold as:
  • Kimino

Photo Gallery
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2019-08-02
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2019-09-21
Location: in our collection
Date: 2022-10-16
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2020-05-10
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2020-07-24
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2015-06-16
Location: SE (Middle, TN zone 6a
Date: Mar 31, 2011
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-08-19
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2019-04-08
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-10-03
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 18, 2012
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-07
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-08
Location: Tabby's Garden
Date: 2012-05-18
Purchased from Timberline Gardens, Co.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2020-04-21
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-09-06
Location: Denver, CO (semi shade)
Date: 2011-11-06
Small chick in a hypertufe pot
Location: my garden, zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: Central IL zone 5
Date: Jun 17, 2010
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-06-03
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-28
Location: Arvada, Colorado zone 5
Date: Oct 6, 2011
Purchased from TImberline Gardens, Colorado
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 26, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 13, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 14, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 14, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 26, 2012
Location: my garden, zone 7B, NC
Date: 2012-04-06
Location: Parker, CO
Date: 4/6/2013
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 22, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 10, 2009 
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jun 25, 2011
Location: SE (Middle, TN zone 6a
Date: Feb 28, 2011
Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Nov 15, 2012 6:44 PM concerning plant:
    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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