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: 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

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Trade name information:
Series: Pacific
Cultivar name: 'Pacific Devil's Food'
Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever
Also sold as:
  • Chick Charms® Chocolate Kiss™

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Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-29
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2019-08-31
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2018-05-21
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2023
Location: Santa Cruz ca
Date: 2017-09-08
Location: Zone 6 - New Jersey, USA
Date: 2024-04-18

Date: 2016-06-19
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2016-08-30
Location: Santa Cruz ca
Date: 2017-08-20
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-08-29
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 8/16
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-09-05
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2016-04-28
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 15, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: Sep 18, 2011 7:25 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Date: 2020-05-09
Location: Cotati, CA
Date: 2021-11-05
Sempervivum Pacific Devil's Food
Location: Fairfax, VA | October 2022
Location: Fairfax, VA | September, 2023
Date: 2023-09-18
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-05
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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-04-20
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2017-05-27
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-09-02
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2020-09-07
Location: Fairfax, VA | October 2022
Date: 2022-10-05
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2014-08-09
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2015-08-11

Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-03-01
Location: Santa Cruz ca
Date: 2017-08-03
Location: Santa Cruz ca
Date: 2017-08-11
Location: Central Pennsylvania 
Date: 2020-10-09
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 26, 2012
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-19
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-07-10
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-25
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-28
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jul 29, 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Date: 2018-08-12

8/20/2010 PNW zone 8

10/4/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Dec 13, 2011
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-16
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Aug 26, 2012
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-03-10
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2015-07-23
Location: Fairfax, VA | September, 2023
Date: 2023-10-15
Location: Lincoln NE zone 5
Date: 2016-04-08
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 5-22-16
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 13, 2012
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-14
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-03
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jul 29, 2012
Location: Dayton,KY
Date: 5/12/13

8/25/2010 PNW zone 8

9/13/2010 PNW zone 8

11/6/2010 PNW zone 8

12/13/2010 PNW, zone 8

12/13/2010 PNW, zone 8

3/25/2011 PNW, zone 8 NHN

4/6/2011 PNW, zone 8

5/30/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 9, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Location: Fairfax, VA | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-30
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 5-16
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-11
Location: March 2023 | Fairfax VA
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