Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice') in the Sempervivum Database

Trade name information:
Series: Pacific
Cultivar name: 'Pacific Blue Ice'
Common names:
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Also sold as:
Chick Charms® Berry Blues™

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
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

Source: Timberline Gardens Arvada, CO

Photo gallery:
Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-08-29
By Patty
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2016-09-10
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Location: Central IllinoisDate: 2018-8-2
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-08-09
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2016-08-31
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Location: Greensboro, NCDate: 2018-08-10
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Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MADate: 2017-06-01
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Date: 2015-02-24
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Date: 2015-04-02
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Date: 2008-11-07
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Date: 2015-02-24
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Date: 2015-02-24
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2016-07-04
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Location: My garden - Arvada, Colorado zone 5Date: october 6 2011Purchased from Timberline Gardens in Arvada, Co.
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-26
By Patty
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