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Sempervivum 'black'

Pronunciation: Sem-per-vee-vum
Common Name: Black hens and chicks
Cultivar: 'black'
Plant Type:
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 6"
Width to: 12"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -20 to -30ºF ZONE 4
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Occasional white flowers
Soil Type: Light, moderately fertile, well drained
Plant Perks:
  • Drought Tolerant
Pests and Diseases: May be affected by endophyllum rust
Propagation: Sow seed in containers in cold frame in spring, root offsets in spring or early summer
Notes for Identification: Source: monrovia mounding evergreen perennial makes an excellent groundcover when planted in mass groupings. Foliage is an attractive, bright yellow-green with tips edged in purple. Small flower spikes are frosty white. Useful in rocky sites. Thrives in well-drained soil. Garden styles: contemporary, cottage, mediterranean, rustic, tropicaldeciduous/evergreen: evergreenwater needs: once established, needs only occasional watering. Growth rate: slowlandscape uses: mass planting, rock gardenfoliage color: multicoloredcare informationfollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
Seed photo: 0
Located in: Succulents
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