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

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: ED SKROCKI
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1973
History of species or Cultivar: (S. 'Atroviolaceum' S. ? )
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
Availability: Easy to find
Source: North Hills Nursery
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
Partial or Dappled 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

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Hello and Introduction from a hopefully soon to be former 'lurker' by ZenAndCoffee Mar 9, 2018 1:09 AM 32
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Sempervivum 'Famingo' by valleylynn Feb 7, 2016 11:27 AM 4
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
Semps are starting their Red & Pink Winter Show by Sunlover May 16, 2015 3:59 PM 6
Thank you! by TerriStanley May 6, 2015 11:54 AM 29
Different Sempervivums by Sunlover Feb 4, 2015 5:22 PM 59
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2015 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2016 2:57 PM 2,665
Newbie to Sempervivums! Addicted. by Sunlover Jan 22, 2015 12:23 AM 46
Sempervivum 'Flamingo' by banker07 May 19, 2014 5:29 PM 43
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolor Jan 2, 2015 2:46 PM 3,044
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Jan 7, 2019 8:44 AM 4,944
Show us your bloomers!!! by picklepuff Nov 30, 2013 5:46 PM 300
2012 Photos and Chat by goldfinch4 Jan 14, 2013 12:14 PM 1,189
What is the best thing to do for "rescued" semps in the middle of winter? by Sherri Jan 9, 2012 8:36 AM 2
Nursery: Mesa Garden by valleylynn Feb 14, 2012 1:52 PM 71
Nursery: North Hills Nursery by valleylynn Jun 28, 2011 11:23 AM 370

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