Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Henri Correvon
Country of Origin: (CH) Switzerland
Year of registration: 1977
History of species or Cultivar: Renamed by the Sempervivum Society in 1983.
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: Winter Color
Other: Unusual pink - brown, velvety leaves
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
Other: succulent topiary and crafts
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Hard to find
Source: Cavendish Perennials

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
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
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live Forever
Also sold as:
  • 'Aimon Correvon'
  • 'Correvon's Hybrid'

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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2019-04-01
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2020-04-15
Location: Connecticut
Date: 2020-05-27
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-05-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-04-21
Photo taken at Kevin Vaughn's garden
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2020-05-21

Date: 2016-05-15

8/2010 Canada zone 5A
Photo by valleylynn
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2017-07-07
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2016-09-02
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-03-23
Photo taken at Kevin Vaughn's garden
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-07-25
Photo taken at Kevin Vaughn's garden
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2011-07-09
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany

Aymon Correvon
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-06-13
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2013-06-03
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-09-14
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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 25, 2018 11:00 PM concerning plant:
    A quote from Kevin Vaughn:
    JungleShadows said:Aymon Correvon and Belladonna are nearly sterile. Aymon Correvon is a montanum X wulfenii cross so two diploids with different chromosome counts. It is the plant equivalent of a mule. Belladonna is montanum X somebody but i'm not sure who. I still try each year to cross on to Aymon but so far not seedling one. Greenwich Time is montanum X calcareum and i have exactly ONE seedling. It is a nice one though!

    Kevin
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