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Common names:
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Also sold as:
Michael's Golden

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: 2 child plants


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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
Least favorite sempervivum?!? by sedumzz Feb 12, 2021 8:33 PM 26
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2021 by sedumzz Jul 27, 2021 1:51 PM 1,583
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Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2020 by valleylynn Jan 3, 2021 6:40 PM 2,536
The L&M Project by MelissaHopper Nov 26, 2020 8:04 PM 78
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Jan 6, 2020 1:31 AM 1,780
question on two semp varieties: Mark Waller & Tokajense by AntMan01 Jun 18, 2018 6:32 PM 8
2018 Hybridizing Clinic Sale by valleylynn Feb 24, 2018 10:46 PM 19
heuff 'Water Lily' ID by AntMan01 Jun 22, 2018 9:54 AM 25
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Jul 13, 2021 12:49 PM 3,390
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 27-29, 2018 by valleylynn Nov 6, 2018 12:06 PM 727
Sempervivum with great summer color by valleylynn Sep 1, 2017 12:53 PM 57
Sempervivum 'Michael's Golden' / 'Mitchell's Gold' by valleylynn Jun 25, 2017 1:00 AM 13
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Seedling Chat by springcolor Jul 27, 2021 1:55 PM 3,305
Looking for Sempervivum "Michell's Gold" by gramps Feb 2, 2013 2:21 AM 86

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