Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Size: Large - 4" to 9"
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
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: Bron and Sons

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

Sempervivum 'Big Blue' August 2010
Location: Pot Collection
Date: 2014-08-09
Shown as potted from Young's Garden
Photo by Tophertuttle
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Date: 2012-07-08
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-06-13
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: 6/17
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-07-10
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