Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Pacific Devil's Food') in the Sempervivum Database

Trade name information:
Series: Pacific
Cultivar name: 'Pacific Devil's Food'
Common names:
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Also sold as:
Chick Charms® Chocolate Kiss™

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Gary Gossett
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1992
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
Other: Up to 2", maybe more.
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: Brown
Red: Reddish Brown
Holds Color
Other: Deep chocolate red satin.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Number of chicks: Slower to reproduce
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 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: 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: Beautiful Tennessee, my gardenDate: 2018-05-21
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Date: 2016-06-19
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2016-08-30
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Location: Nashville, TNDate: 2020-05-09
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2016-04-28
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-09-05
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-05-28
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-19
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-08-09
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2015-08-11
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-25
By Patty
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2017-05-27
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Location: Greensboro, NCDate: 2018-08-12
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-06-16
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-06-03
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-03-10
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-07-23
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2016-04-08
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