Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Country of Origin: (AT) Austria
Origin of name: Dedicated to the botanist Franz Hausmann
History of species or Cultivar: Generally regarded as a hybrid of S. arachnoideum x S. tectorum from the mountains of Tyrol.
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: Fuzzy: furry
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 Color: Other: Very Light Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
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: Tolerates poor soil
Monocarpic
Goes Dormant
Parentage: Sempervivum arachnoideum subsp. arachnoideum x Sempervivum montanum subsp. montanum

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever
Also sold as:
  • Hausmanii
  • Sempervivum arachnoideum x montanum

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Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2017-06-30
Location: my garden, Utah
Date: 2017-04-22
Location: West Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-22
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-07-08
Noticed afterwards that there is a harvestman on the Gaillardia b

5/24/2011 PNW, zone 8. With Goldfinch feather   :  )
Photo by webesemps
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-09
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 11, 2011
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-04-02

4/27/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-17
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-02-01
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 2, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 20, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 20, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest
Date: 2011-07-20
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 16, 2012
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-06-24

9/11/2010 PNW zone 8
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2014-09-10 
a new semp forming at the end of a flower stalk
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2014-10-31
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-03
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep 22, 2009
Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2013-10-05

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