Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Other Details: arachnoideum
History of species or Cultivar: Sempervivum arachnoideum subsp. tomentosum
Size: Small 1/2" to 2 1/2"
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: Webbing
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
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever
  • Cobweb Houseleek

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-06-18
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-12
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-05-13
Location: Western Washington
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-24

5/7/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-11
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2014-05-21
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2014-10-27

9/11/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 18, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 20, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-06-19
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 11, 2009
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-09-18
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 27, 2013

3/12/2011 PNW zone 8
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-06-05
Location: Salem, Oregon
Photo compliments of Perennial Obsessions.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-06-20
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-25
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Apr 2, 2011 
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012

12/31/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 3, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 16, 2010
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Nov 11, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Denver, CO (full sun)
Date: 2011-11-06
Arachnoideum in a strawberry pot
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 2, 2012

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