Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Blue Moon') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: HELEN E. PAYNE
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1975
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

Photo courtesy of Martha Cochran, North Hills Nursery

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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-05-04Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Seattle WA Date: 2016-03-17
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4.09.11 - SE (Middle,TN) Zone 6a
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Location: Germany, BavariaDate: 2011-08-05Photo courtesy of Beatrix Bodmeier, Bavaria/Germany
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2015-06-05
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-22
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-28
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-03-14
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1.28.11 - SE-TN - New Purchase
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Location: NC Zone 7ADate: 2011-11-19
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2012-06-24
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-06-03
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-07-23
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