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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ANDRE SMITS
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1986
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: Other: Nice pubescent narrow leaves open to a star rosette of soft green faintly tipped red.
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Hard to find

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
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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


'Allison' was a featured
Plant of the Day for February 25, 2016.

Photo gallery:
Location: Seattle WA Date: 2017-04-24
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-08-20
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2016-03-17
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Sempervivum 'Allison' August 2010
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Location: my garden, zone 7aDate: 2012-03-19
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-26
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-06-27
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Location: CADate: 6/16/2020Just got these yesterday!
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Seedling Chat by springcolor Oct 22, 2021 3:36 PM 3,394
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Andre Smits by valleylynn Nov 6, 2015 1:46 PM 38
Show us photos of your fuzzy semps by valleylynn Sep 6, 2013 3:36 PM 78
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
Show us your bloomers!!! by picklepuff Nov 30, 2013 5:46 PM 300
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2013 by PiaLouiseSourvi Jan 17, 2014 10:44 AM 3,933
2012 Photos and Chat by goldfinch4 Jan 14, 2013 12:14 PM 1,189
Tour of Phila Flower Show by HollyAnnS Mar 11, 2011 10:12 AM 21
Nursery: Perennial Obsession by valleylynn Apr 18, 2011 5:34 PM 21

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