Cobweb Houseleek, Spider Web Hens and Chicks
Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb Joy'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sempervivum (sem-per-VEE-vum) (Info)
Species: arachnoideum (a-rak-NOY-dee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Cobweb Joy

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Washington, Illinois

Plainsboro, New Jersey

Albemarle, North Carolina

Sanford, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 12, 2006, Old_Farmer from Napier, WV (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is definitely a must have. I forced this plant in the greenhouse causing the stolons to elongate. Normally it is very compact with the babies right up against the mother plant. It is pure silver/white during summer and late fall to early winter. It holds most of its webbing throughout the year. Average size 1/2 to 1-1/4 inches in diameter1/2 to 3/4 inch high. Stunning in mass planting.