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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Unknown
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.
Foliage: Smooth
Other: Tips of long, fleshy green leaves appear to be have been dipped in purple dye, accenting the green center of the Sempervivum. Mounding.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Toxicity: Low risk
None
Possible skin irritant to some people

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 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
Depth to plant seed: suface sow cover lightly
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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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-04-07
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 9/20/19
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Zone 6a - Middle TN - 12.09.10
By LuvNature
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Location: Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A -- USDA zone 4aDate: June 2011
By BlueFox
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-04-07
By Patty
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New purchase from Zone 8 - 09.10.10
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 9/20/19
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Courtesy Harris Seeds
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3.01.11 - SE (Middle TN) Zone 6a
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-08-16
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-02
By Patty
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Location: Liberty, UtahDate: 2020-05-06
By Chicklady
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Location: Thomson,Ga.Date: 2013-03-11
By jojoe
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2013-03-21
By Patty
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-09-04
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-18
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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That looks to be 3D! by wcgypsy Jul 15, 2013 2:36 PM 3
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