Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Red Rum') in the Sempervivum Database

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: David T. Ford
Country of Origin: (UK) United Kingdom
Year of registration: 1983
Size: Large - 4" to 9"
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: Watermarks
Other: Olive green leaves, outlined & tipped purple.
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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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-09-05
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-19
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-09-04
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2016-06-11
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2016-09-06
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-14
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-04-07
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-06-08
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-05
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Location: my garden zone 7b NCDate: 2013-06-15
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-08-21color changes for Fall
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-04-07
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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 1, 2012 7:29 PM

This semp has been in my collection for a full year now. It is one of the largest in the collection at about 10" across the largest rosette.
It has not had any problems with rot during winter/spring rainy season, or dehydration in our over 3 months of drought.

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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Mar 3, 2013 8:50 PM

Sempervivum 'Red Rum' has excellent coloring.

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