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Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’

This small, cold-hardy succulent has green rosettes that turn red in the cold. It produces many offsets. Watch for pink flowers after it matures. Because it is monocarpic, it will die after flowering. It is extremely cold-hardy.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 3″ (7.6 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 3″ (7.6 cm) wide

  • Zone 5a (Minimum -20° F | -28.8° C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum ‘Hookerii'

Sempervivum ‘Hookerii' is a great addition to rock gardens or containers. As it grows, it spreads out, making excellent ground cover.


Sempervivum ‘Hookerii' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Hookerii' is cold hardy, and able to withstand extreme cold temperatures down to -20°F (-28.8° C). It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. It is not suited for indoor growing.

How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Hookerii'

Sempervivum ‘Hookerii' is propagated by offsets. It will not grow true from seed.


‘Hookerii’ will produce small rosette offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before laying on well-draining soil.

Flowering Information

‘Hookerii’ is monocarpic, meaning that it blooms once and then dies. It can take several years before ‘Hookerii’ flowers. Flowering usually occurs in the late summer or fall.

Flowers attract bees and butterflies.

Additional information

This succulent is deer-resistant, making it a great addition to your garden.