Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: HELEN E. PAYNE
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1974
Other Details: Ginnies Joy (In Germany)
History of species or Cultivar: Originally marked as Number 10 until name. Carried as 'Number 10' in the Sanford collection that Sandy MacPherson bought; he carried on that designation in his list.
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
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: North Hills Nursery
Toxicity: Low risk
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
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2016-05-31
Photo by webesemps
Photo by webesemps
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2017-10-07

Date: 2012-04-16
New plant. Source: SMG
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-06-21
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-06-21

Date: Jun 10, 2011
Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger,, Nursery Sempervi

Date: May 21, 2007
Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger,, Nursery Sempervi

Date: May 28, 2011 B
Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger,, Nursery Sempervi

1.28.11 - SE (MiddleTN) - New Purchase
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