PlantsSempervivum→Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Boromir')

Trade name information:
Series: Lord of the Rings
Cultivar name: 'Boromir'
Common names:
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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

Center of rosettes deepen to mostly purple in late summer / early

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