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Sempervivum ‘Thayne'

This beautiful cold hardy succulent has a green center with red edges, becoming more vibrant in the cold. Although it is monocarpic, it will take several years before it blooms. Watch for pink flowers when it does.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

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

    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 4a (Minimum -30° F | -34.4° C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum ‘Thayne'

Sempervivum ‘Thayne' is an excellent addition to rock gardens and xeriscaped yards as a groundcover. It also grows well in container gardens. It is deer resistant.


Sempervivum ‘Thayne' 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

‘Thayne' is cold hardy, and able to withstand extreme cold temperatures down to -30°F (-34.4° 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.

Pairs Well With

Sempervivum ‘Pacific Devil's Food'

How to propagate Sempervivum ‘Thayne'

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


‘Thayne’ 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

‘Thayne’ is monocarpic, meaning that it blooms once and then dies. It can take several years before ‘Thayne’ 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.

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