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Sempervivum ‘Kip’

This cold hardy succulent has light purple rosettes. As it grows, it produces offsets, spreading out and creating an excellent ground cover. It is deer resistant and adds color to your winter garden. This succulent is monocarpic, meaning it will die after blooming. Although it takes several years to bloom, watch for star-shaped purple flowers in the summer.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows to 3 in (7.6 cm) tall
    Plant grows to 6 in (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 5a (Minimum -20°F | -28.8°C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Winter dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum ‘Kip'

Sempervivum ‘Kip' adds interest to a cold-hardy garden. It survives the winter under a blanket of snow, keeping its bright color all winter long. It's also a great addition to green roofs.


Sempervivum ‘Kip' 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.

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Where to Plant

‘Kip' is cold hardy, and is able to withstand temperatures down to -20°F (-28.9°C). It can thrive in areas with full sun or partial sun.

How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Kip'

Sempervivum ‘Kip' can be propagated easily from offsets. Each “hen” (mother plant) will produce a large number of “chicks” (offsets), which can then be removed from the mother plant and potted or added to arrangements.


‘Kip’ 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.

Practical uses

Sempervivum 'Kip’ is a great succulent to use as part of a “green roof.”