Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: J E Mitchell
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Year of registration: 1976
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
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
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
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying 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
Parentage: tectorum x tectorum boissieri
Child plants: 3 child plants

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Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever
Also sold as:
  • Michael's Golden

'Mitchell's Gold' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 1, 2017.
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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-07-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 5, 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Date: 11/6/2021
pink, striated flowers with a subtle fragrance. This particular b
Location: Vermont
Date: 2022-06-23
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2020-05-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-04-09
Grown in full sun
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-04-09
Half day of sun
Location: in our collection
Date: 2022-10-16
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2020-01-21
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2020-03-01
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: Vermont
Date: 2023-05-06
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-04-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-03-25
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-24
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-05-26
Location: St. Helens, Oregon
Date: 2019-04-18

5/30/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-05-02
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 20, 2012
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2015-03-07
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 15, 2013
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon 
Date: 2014-09-02
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-07-07
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2019-05-06
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 13, 2012 
In shadow
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Jun 13, 2012 
In sunshine
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-05-14

Date: 2018-07-04
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2017-05-24
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 26, 2012
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-06-26
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-08-05
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-05-15

Date: 2018-05-15
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jun 12, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jul 3, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Jul 22, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Sep 2, 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest zone 8
Date: Oct 2, 2011

Date: 2013-04-19
New plants settling in.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2017-07-20
Half day of sun
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2012-06-14
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 6, 2012

2/16/2011 PNW, zone 8 new plant

3/28/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-10-09
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Mar 2, 2012
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lives up to it's name! by goldfinch4 May 8, 2012 9:42 AM 1
Beautiful by goldfinch4 Jun 21, 2012 8:09 AM 1
Sempervivum 'Michael's Golden' by valleylynn Apr 12, 2013 10:09 PM 0
Love to have that to hang on my wall by CDsSister Mar 13, 2015 9:34 PM 3
Untitled by longk Jul 11, 2018 5:07 PM 2

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