Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Artist') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Hen and Chicks
Give a thumbs up Houseleek
Give a thumbs up Live Forever

Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ANDRE SMITS
Country of Origin: (BE) Belgium
Year of registration: 1996
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
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: Other: Soft green downy leaves in tight rosettes open to an "artistic" splash of crimson in spring.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: Perennial Obsession and Squaw Mountain Gardens
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: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifing 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

Photo courtesy of Cynda Foster, Perennial Obsessions

The Chelsea Flower Show 2012 (Part 2)The Chelsea Flower Show 2012 (Part 2)
September 1, 2012

The Chelsea Flower Show is an eagerly awaited event after our long winter. It is the first time everyone gets together and can see the new plants as well as creations of sculptors and artists. A lot of gardeners use it as a social event, or to order sensational plants for the coming season in whatever variety interests them. On the final day a lot of the plants are sold off and London is awash with a sea of plants. It is a truly amazing sight!

(Full article45 comments)
Give a thumbs up

This plant is tagged in:
Image

Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 21, 2012 5:19 PM

Wonderful year round green and fuzzy semp. A great one to break up the sometime monotony of too many dark colored semps in the collection.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Love that pic! by wcgypsy Jun 19, 2013 9:45 PM 1
Surgical procedure for a congested semp - 'Vlado' by AntMan01 Sep 5, 2018 7:42 AM 8
Blooming Semps -- To Whack or Not To Whack!! by MelissaHopper Jul 14, 2018 2:06 PM 40
Surgical procedure for a blooming rosette. by MelissaHopper Sep 7, 2018 10:10 PM 166
2018 Hybridizing Clinic Sale by valleylynn Feb 24, 2018 10:46 PM 19
Mark's Semp Planter Project 2018 by AntMan01 Sep 29, 2018 7:53 PM 288
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Oct 20, 2018 8:46 PM 3,032
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 27-29, 2018 by valleylynn Aug 24, 2018 11:59 AM 716
Semp-themed cakes by LabourofLove Jun 17, 2017 2:35 PM 12
Species and varieties of semps with webs or cilia that do well in super wet wint by ricos Apr 16, 2017 10:07 PM 27
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
The My-Noid-ity Report by webesemps Oct 11, 2018 11:30 AM 1,486
Pink sempervivum by valleylynn Oct 6, 2016 7:07 AM 53
Are you losing chicks? by tcstoehr May 22, 2016 4:08 AM 25
New Home for my Semp troughs by gg5 Feb 9, 2016 6:58 PM 22
Zen garden by parttimegardener Aug 6, 2017 3:23 PM 33
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 23, 2016 by valleylynn Sep 26, 2016 5:33 PM 585
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
What a wonderful summer and fall! by TerriStanley Nov 13, 2015 2:35 AM 6
Volkmar Schara and his sempervivum by turini Aug 29, 2015 1:10 PM 39
New to Forum and Looking to Trade by tiba73 Nov 19, 2015 11:31 AM 5

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Sempervivum Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Sempervivum

« Visit the Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum

« The Sempervivum Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by TBGDN and is called "Autumn Acorns"