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

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid:Yes
Hybridizer:Schleipfer
Country of Origin:(DE) Germany
Year of registration:1975
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:Cilia
Tufts: heavier in winter
Other: Pointed green leaves, nicely tipped with hair & shaded red center.
Water:Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses:Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases:Pest resistant
Availability:Easy to find
Source:SMG Succulent
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
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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