Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: GARY GOSSETT
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1998
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.
Foliage: Watermarks
Other: Blue-green leaves flushed with rose. Unique color and cupped habit.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: Simply Succulents
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
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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Trade name information:
Series: Pacific
Cultivar name: 'Pacific Blue Ice'
Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live Forever
Also sold as:
  • Chick Charms® Berry Blues™

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Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-08-29
Location: Cotati, CA
Date: 2021-11-30
sempervivum Pacific Blue Ice
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-08-09
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2016-09-10
Location: Central Illinois
Date: 2018-8-2
Location: Greensboro, NC
Date: 2018-08-10
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2016-08-31

Date: Sep 10, 2011
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-27
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-06-19
Location: Portland Nursery, Portland Or.
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7-3-10 Upper Midwest Zone 4
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-03-27

Date: 2015-02-24
Location: Fairfax, VA | September, 2023
Date: 2023-09-12
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/17

Photo courtesy of Select Seeds
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-09-06
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-06-01
Location: Fairfax, VA | November, 2023
Date: 2023-12-09

5/30/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2013

Date: 2015-02-24
Location: KALAMA WA
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Date: 2012-05-02
Source: Timberline Gardens Arvada, CO
Location: January, 2024
Date: 2024-01-27
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Location: Fairfax, VA | September, 2023
Date: 2023-10-15
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-04-28
zone 4 Wisconsin

Photo courtesy of Harris Seeds
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Location: Washington 8b
Date: 4/24/2019

Date: 2015-04-02
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jul 23, 2011

5/30/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-16

Date: 2015-02-24

Date: 2015-02-24

Date: 2008-11-07
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY

Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-09-02
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-17
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-04-05
Photo by jkbingh
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2016-07-04

Photo courtesy of Select Seeds.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-09-09
Location: Zone 4 Upper Midwest
Date: Jun 25, 2011
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5

4/8/2011 PNW, zone 8 new plant

5-30-11 Upper Midwest Zone 4
Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5
Date: october 6 2011
Purchased from Timberline Gardens in Arvada, Co.
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: June 27, 2015
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-12-14
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Date: 2015-04-02
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2014-05-25

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-26
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2021-04-07
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 27, 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jul 29, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jul 29, 2012
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