Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1977
Other Details: tectorum
History of species or Cultivar: Parents: S. tectorum atropurpureum x S. tectorum nigrum
Size: Small 1/2" to 2 1/2"
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: Medium-sized, beautifully colored rosettes, about 2.5" in diameter, red in winter, with a brown edge, wide, sharp, pointed leaves.
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
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 to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic
Parentage: Atropurpureum x Nigrum

Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live Forever

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Date: 2011-07-10
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Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-07-17
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Date: 2015-03-13
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Date: Sep 15, 2012
Perennial Obsession Nursery
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Date: 2015-07-31

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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 10, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
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Date: 2016-06-17
Location: zone 5 Denver, CO
Date: 2011-05-12
Source: SMG
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-05-30
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