Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: BETTY Z. BRONOW
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1976
Other Details: origin of name: Lord of the Rings
Size: Large - 4" to 9"
Other: 7 iches in diameter
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: Smooth
Cilia: fine edging of cilia
Watermarks
Other: Large sized rosettes, dark, glossy, blue-green leaves with red tips.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Edging
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: http://www.drought-smart-plant... and http://www.northhillsnursery.c...

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: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
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
Needs specific temperature
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

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Trade name information:
Series: Lord of the Rings
Cultivar name: 'Boromir'
Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live Forever

Photo Gallery
Location: Massachusetts garden
Date: September 09, 2019
Center of rosettes deepen to mostly purple in late summer / early
Location: Seattle WA 
Date: 2017-05-02
  • Uploaded by gg5
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-07-16

Sempervivum 'Boromir' August 2010
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-09-14
Location: Massachusetts garden
Date: July 25, 2019
taking on beautiful coloring in late July
Location: Dallas, Oregon 
Date: Jan. 30, 2016
Location: Salem, Oregon
Photo compliments of Perennial Obsessions.
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-04
Location: NC Zone 7A
Date: 2011-11-19
New plant
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-21
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-09-18
Photo by insiderart
Photo by gg5
  • Uploaded by gg5
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-21
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2011-07-10
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Date: 2010-06-17
Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-05-28

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-06-22
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-12
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