Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Purple King') in the Sempervivum Database

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
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic
Child plants: one child plant

Photo courtesy of Erwin Geiger, Semper-vivum.de, Nursery Sempervi

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mark's Favorite Semps by AntMan01 Aug 21, 2019 9:30 AM 44
Sempervivum Chat & Photos 2019 by plantmanager Aug 22, 2019 9:01 AM 1,342
Purple Passion by springcolor Aug 6, 2018 10:06 PM 26
How did your semp addiction begin? by MelissaHopper Sep 6, 2018 7:24 PM 83
Hello and help...maybe by JediArachne Jun 7, 2018 8:29 PM 8
Purple Power by tcstoehr Apr 3, 2018 8:13 PM 15
Help Semps arriving early by GregC Mar 10, 2018 12:41 AM 53
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Favorite Semps this year by Cmeg1 Dec 18, 2017 5:53 PM 44
Kevin Vaughn Hybridizing Clinic April 27-29, 2018 by valleylynn Nov 6, 2018 12:06 PM 727
Pollinating sempervivum 101 by valleylynn Feb 12, 2019 9:51 AM 72
Leatherjackets eating your semps? by tcstoehr Jun 10, 2017 11:43 AM 12
Sempervivum 'Shawnee' by valleylynn Jun 19, 2017 2:41 PM 27
Trying to 'get it' . . . by Bonehead May 21, 2017 11:32 AM 40
Hello and Introduction from a hopefully soon to be former 'lurker' by ZenAndCoffee Mar 9, 2018 1:09 AM 32
Sempervivum and Jovibarba chat & photos 2017 by valleylynn Jan 2, 2018 7:45 PM 3,238
Sunshine and colors... a call for opinions. by tcstoehr Nov 18, 2016 8:38 PM 15
The My-Noid-ity Report by webesemps Jul 14, 2019 6:03 PM 1,590
Heuffelii - love 'em or leave 'em? by tcstoehr Aug 3, 2019 8:38 AM 303
Seedling Chat by springcolor Aug 22, 2019 9:09 AM 1,512

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