PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Hey Hey')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Hen and Chicks
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Also sold as:
Hey-Hey

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
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Toxicity: Low risk
None
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
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
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
Needs specific temperature
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

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wilmarosebud On August 24, 2018 Obtained plant
August 24, 2018: Obtained plant (Received plant from Mountain Crest Gardens)
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mineral soil amendments by GeologicalForms Feb 7, 2021 5:34 PM 71
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