Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ED SKROCKI
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1981 or 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.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy 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

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live Forever

Photo Gallery
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-10-14
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-07-25
Crest going out with a bang.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-12
It's been doing this weird thing with its leaves.
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2020-06-01
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-10-04
Location: Washington
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2017-12-27
Beginnings of a 'Blush' at winters onset. Zone 9b
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-31

Bought at the Salem Hardy Plant sale September 2010. Vendor 'Pere
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2018-05-13
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 8/16
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2017-11-27
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-26

Sempervivum 'Blush' August 2010
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-03-17
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 17, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-07-28
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-04-11
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-06-24
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2013-06-29
Location: Salem, Oregon
Photo compliments of Perennial Obsessions.

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2020-06-30
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