Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Sanford's Hybrid') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: SANDY MACPHERSON
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1962
Other Details: Rosy purplish bronze with wide leaves.
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: Other: Rounded rosettes of rosy purple- bronze.
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: 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
Child plants: one child plant

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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2014-06-13
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2014-10-04
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Date: 2011-10-23
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Location: Zone 7A, NC, my gardenDate: 2012-01-31
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-04-05
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-06-24
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Location: Liberty, UtahDate: May 26, 2019
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