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

Common names:
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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Year of registration:?
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
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)
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


Discussion Threads about this plant
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Pretty by goldfinch4Apr 11, 2013 3:32 AM1
Species and varieties of semps with webs or cilia that do well in super wet wint by ricosApr 16, 2017 10:07 PM27
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynnOct 20, 2017 1:19 AM2,817
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2016 by valleylynnJan 1, 2017 4:14 PM3,366
List your semp Must haves by gg5Sep 6, 2015 8:56 PM41
Nooooo! My one and only Unicorn is going to flower! by TerriStanleyAug 3, 2016 3:25 PM134
Container ID by springcolorJul 1, 2014 11:37 PM12
Sempervivum & Jovibarba chat & photos 2014 by springcolorJan 2, 2015 2:46 PM3,044
Hanging sempervivum ball by JoannabananaMar 27, 2012 11:39 AM4,934
Semps Geeks...Need Advise on Large Semps by Cottage_RoseJul 27, 2014 1:41 PM63
Jookieblue's tender succulents by JookieblueApr 27, 2013 10:17 AM389
Nursery: North Hills Nursery by valleylynnJun 28, 2011 11:23 AM370

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