Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Dolo') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: MARTIN HABERER
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1977
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: Good red with deep heart of apple- green.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
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 Color: Other
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

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Size by valleylynn May 6, 2012 10:15 PM 2
Any suggestions ? by Monetwwqi Nov 21, 2018 12:05 AM 32
Sempervivum Dolomiticum (Jovibarba) by GeologicalForms Oct 29, 2018 11:44 AM 21
Flowering shoots - place your bets!! by Pictish1 Jun 30, 2018 3:46 AM 49
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Dec 31, 2018 8:35 PM 3,381
Chicken grit! by cahdg6891 May 4, 2018 1:57 PM 156
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Sunshine and colors... a call for opinions. by tcstoehr Nov 18, 2016 8:38 PM 15
Seedling Chat by springcolor Mar 22, 2019 12:44 AM 1,066
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Vignettes by Kevin Vaughn by valleylynn Dec 12, 2015 2:59 PM 48
Sempervivum pictures 2014 by Chromaphyto Jul 12, 2015 3:01 PM 192
March 2014 Open House at Kevin Vaughn's by valleylynn Mar 27, 2014 12:29 PM 44
Blooming eck! by Eviesmummy Jun 9, 2013 2:20 PM 31
Semps for Postage - Thinning my collection by twitcher Sep 20, 2013 1:16 PM 77
Meet The "Chicks" by sandnsea2 May 31, 2012 5:12 PM 169
Species Sempervivum by valleylynn Jul 8, 2012 2:08 PM 39

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