Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum ciliosum) in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
History of species or Cultivar: Widespread in the southern Balkans.
Awards: AGM: 1993
Size: Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
Soil type: Dry
Well draining
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Foliage: Other: Bright green and fuzzy all over, with tufts and fringes of hair.
Water: Very low
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
Source: SMG Succulent

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
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
Other info: Sempervivum cross polinate easily. But sowing seed can bring some interesting results.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

4/18/2010 PNW zone 8

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum ciliosum fr/ Ali Botusch by AntMan01 Jun 27, 2018 8:26 AM 26
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Aug 19, 2018 2:59 PM 2,338
Anyone else growing these in the desert? by cahdg6891 Jun 19, 2017 9:59 PM 72
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
Database question by growitall May 14, 2014 7:53 PM 18
Hanging sempervivum ball by Joannabanana Mar 27, 2012 11:39 AM 4,934
Meet the Ciliosum by twitcher Jun 16, 2011 7:25 PM 59

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