Sempervivum - Hens and Chicks

Silverine

  • Height: 3-4 in
  • Spread: 6-8 in
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Interesting Notes:

Small clumping rosettes produce pale-yellow flowers
One large rosette called the "hen" sprouts smaller rosettes called "chicks"

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Sempervivum is the perfect plant for hot dry locations as well as being very adaptable to soil types, although performing their best in a gritty soil. Plant them close together about 4 inches apart since they are very slow growing. Once established you will need to pull out the faded rosetts of the 'hens' in order to allow the chicks to fill in. It's easy to pull off the chicks anytime during the season and begin to fill in cracks or crevices or use in planters on a hot, dry deck. If plants begin to rot, you need to provide better drainage

Hens and Chicks Characteristics & Attributes:

Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry
Average
Plant Type
Evergreen
Season of Interest
Resistance
Tolerance
Attributes
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