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
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
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)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

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

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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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