Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Excalibur') in the Sempervivum Database

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Trade name information:
Series: King Arthur
Cultivar name: 'Excalibur'
Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: Ed Skrocki
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1972
History of species or Cultivar: (S. ossetience S. ? )
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: Short, green leaves with rosy tips and backs. A flat rosette with long stolons. Velvet.
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
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

Image courtesy of Fernwood Nursery

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Location: Fernwood Nursery, UKDate: 2004-04-03 Image courtesy of Fernwood Nursery
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Location: Fernwood Nursery, UKDate: 2004-05-02 Image courtesy of Fernwood Nursery
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4.09.11 - SE (Middle,TN) Zone 6a
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Location: Fernwood Nursery, UKDate: SeptemberImage courtesy of Fernwood Nursery
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Location: Castlegar BCDate: July 2017Excalibur flowering in the first season out of the private suppli
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Location: Fernwood Nursery, UKDate: 2004-09-09 Image courtesy of Fernwood Nursery
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Sempervivum 'Excalibur' by valleylynn Jun 7, 2016 8:56 AM 20
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynn Jan 1, 2017 4:14 PM 3,366
New to Forum and Looking to Trade by tiba73 Nov 19, 2015 11:31 AM 5
Tagged Excalibur semp? by chickhill Jun 17, 2014 9:26 PM 11
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Legend of King Arthur Series by twitcher Oct 1, 2014 8:40 AM 24
Making a hanging basket - have a question by woodthrush Jul 5, 2011 9:36 PM 41

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