Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum 'Aldo Moro') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: GUSTAAF VAN DER STEEN
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
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 to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifing seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Will not come true from seed
Other info: Sempervivum cross polinate easily. But sowing seed can bring some interesting results.
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

Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany

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Sempervivum 'Aldo Moro'
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Date: 2015-09-06
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-08-09
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Date: 2018-05-15
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-07-10Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-08-18
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2016-03-30
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-18
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-02
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-17
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1.28.11 - SE-TN - New Purchase
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-05-30
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-03-13
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-06-17
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