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Sempervivum tectorum 'Saturn'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sempervivum (sem-per-VEE-vum) (Info)
Species: tectorum (tek-TOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Saturn

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Ninepatch On Jun 23, 2004, Ninepatch from Berea, OH wrote:

I've always loved this plant and was thrilled when I found it at a reasonable price locally last year. I planted it in an out-of-the way spot behind my patio fence and left it alone. It is in filtered-shade most of the day until mid-afternoon, then direct sunlight until sunset. This year that corner of my patio became a bit of a catch all until mid-June when I finally had time to get things organized. Imagine my surprise when I moved my bags of mulch and found these blossoms on my Hens N Chicks! They are on a stalk about 4-5 inches tall, branching out from the top of the stalk and each about the size of an American dime. I can't sense a discernible fragrance - I've checked at different times of the day. I'm really tickled that they are doing so well in my dry, clayish soil. They are spreading well, too. Definitely a fun plant to make room for.


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

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Belfield, North Dakota
Berea, Ohio
Arlington, Washington

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