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

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer: Nicholas Moore
Country of Origin: (UK) United Kingdom
Year of registration: 1950
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: Tufts
Other: Cupped globes show bright red with a touch of olive-green at tips. Fringed & tufted. Turns green in summer
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Toxicity: Low risk
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: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifing seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Needs specific temperature
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic


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August 24, 2018: Obtained plant (Received plant from Mountain Crest Gardens)
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sick Sempervivum caucasium? by dairyfreechocolate Jan 21, 2020 11:24 PM 7
Planter dirt depth in semp plantings by Rhandrich Jan 10, 2020 11:45 PM 6
Identifying Sempervivum Seedlings by Rido Jan 9, 2020 10:28 PM 12
Hypertufa for succulents by Rhandrich Jan 11, 2020 8:18 PM 39
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 29, 2020 1:43 PM 151
OUTDOOR (rainy and cold and sometimes snow) hypertufa formulas/trough tips??? by Rhandrich Jan 7, 2020 9:30 AM 12
Protecting hardy semps from Oregon's winter rains by Rhandrich Jan 10, 2020 7:43 PM 17
"Inserts" for pots without drainage holes? Need ideas by Rhandrich Dec 27, 2019 10:13 AM 3
What should Semp look like in winter? by Charlinex Dec 26, 2019 3:23 PM 30
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 24-26, 2020 by valleylynn Jan 26, 2020 11:23 PM 144
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What is chuffed? by valleylynn Sep 9, 2019 8:45 PM 17
Help From Forum Members by MelissaHopper Sep 10, 2019 3:29 PM 5
☯ Welcome☆ by NickyNick Oct 20, 2019 12:58 AM 192
The L&M Project by MelissaHopper Sep 7, 2019 9:59 PM 9
How much sun for semperiviums? by succulentlife Sep 6, 2019 3:18 PM 17
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Treadable semps? by AntMan01 Aug 8, 2019 10:43 AM 5
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