Job's Beard (Sempervivum heuffelii 'Purple Haze') in the Jovibarbas Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Sempervivum heuffelii Accepted
Jovibarba heuffelii Synonym

Data specific to Jovibarbas (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Hybridizer: DAVID T. FORD , named by MARY MITCHELL
Country of Origin: (GB) Great Britian
Year of registration: 1975
Awards: SR* = Silver Rosette: 1980
Foliage: Other: Grey-green with muted purple leaves, edged with lime green.
Soil type: Dry
Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Good draining potting mix
Other: The soil type will depend on what your weather conditions are like.
Uses: Accent
Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find

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 Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
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
Other info: Jovibarba cross polinate easily. But sowing seed can bring some interesting results.
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Reproduce in a sessile fashion (new offsets between older leaves) without a stolon and must be divided through the root and crown, leaving a rosette with each division.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic


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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Nov 30, 2013 4:04 PM

Seasonal Colors for S. heuffelii 'Purple Haze'

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 24, 2011 10:14 PM

Purple Haze should have been named Chameleon. The photos say it all, just look at the color changes this heuffelii goes through.
A beautiful heuffelii that produces rosettes of beautiful color and form.
It does very well here in the Pacific Northwest. I wouldn't be without this beauty.
A must have for anyone wanting to grow heuffelii.

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