Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Mount Usher') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid:Yes
Hybridizer:H. ARMYTAGE MOORE
Country of Origin:(IE) Ireland
Year of registration:1973
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:Other: Grey-green rosettes. Nice red coloring in the summer.
Water:Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses:Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases:Pest resistant
Availability:Easy to find
Source:Simply Succulents, SMG
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
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

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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-08-01and Delaware Skipper butterfly
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-06-16
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-05-30
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-06-03
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Comments:
Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on Jun 4, 2013 2:26 PM

Source: SMG

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