PlantsSempervivum→Job's Beard (Sempervivum heuffelii 'Gold Bug')

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

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: Unusual foliage color
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
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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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: May 12, 2018very spring bright color in this particular year
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Location: Canby, ORDate: 2017-03-03
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: April 21, 2011this cultivar colors up brightest in early spring
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: May 21, 2017this cultivar can color up differently each year depending on wea
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: July 7, 2013a rare mass flowering, normally this cultivar seems shy to bloom
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-02
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Location: Massachusetts gardenDate: July 06, 2012past peak rosette color in July, but still showy and attractive c
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2020-03-26
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Location: Cotati, CADate: 2021-03-19Sempervivum heuffelii Gold Bug
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-05-14
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2019-04-30
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Location: My garden, Zone 7A, NCDate: 2011-12-04
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-08-09
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-07-14
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Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6bDate: 5/28/19rehomed from gg5 - thanks, Greg!
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Location: Zone 7A, NC , my gardenDate: 2012-03-05
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2014-07-14
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon Date: 2015-07-23
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-04-11
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-06-17
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-07-18
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Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USADate: 2013-08-05
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
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