Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Other Details: arachnoideum
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
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

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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
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

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Location: Cotati, CA
Date: 2021-09-10
Sempervivum arach Forest Frost
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-24
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Portland Nursery, Portland Or.
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Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-04-07
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-07
Location: At a local nursery
Date: 2012-03-28
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-06-26
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Location: Beautiful Tennessee 
Date: March 2014

Date: 2013-03-22
Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MA
Date: 2017-06-25

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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6a
Date: 2013-06-26
Location: Albrightsville PA
Date: May 2011
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-06-29

Date: 2013-03-22

Date: 2013-03-22

Date: 2013-03-22

Date: 2016-08-21
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.

Date: 2013-03-22
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