Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: GASTON WUYTS
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1991
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: Many upward pointing leaves of olive-green flushed rose forming a tight mound.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: Squaw Mountain Gardens
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 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: Purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
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
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever

Photo Gallery
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Date: June 16th 203
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-05-14
Location: Seattle WA 
Date: 2016-09-08
  • Uploaded by gg5

Date: 2015-07-24

Date: 2016-02-12
Location: Massachusetts garden
Date: June 30 2019
unique rosette form showing up after a year, now with chicks
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-06-28
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-08-02
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 16, 2012
Location: Massachusetts garden
Date: June 30, 2019
unique rosette form showing up after a year
Location: Massachusetts garden
Date: June 30, 2019
Side view showing upright leaves and emerging chicks
Photo by gg5
  • Uploaded by gg5
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-03-01
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jul 27, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 11, 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Date: 2011-09-10
9-10-11 zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Wisconsin
Date: 2011-06-09
6-9-11 zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 10, 2011
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-19

Date: 2016-05-08
Location: my garden, zone 7a
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-24
Location: Upper Midwest zone 4
Date: May 30, 2011

Date: 2015-03-31
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-09
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-03-02
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-03
Location: Upper Midwest zone 4
Date: Aug 13, 2010
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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 16, 2012 9:24 PM concerning plant:
    I got this sempervivum last summer. It went through a drought, freezing and thawing throughout the winter months and a lot of heavy rain.
    This is one tough little semp. It will be fun to see how it colors up this year.

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