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Perfect for rock gardens and containers, this drought-tolerant succulent boasts grey/green leaves that deepen to red at the end of the season. (Sempervivum)

Zones 3 - 7
Advantages
Containers
Containers
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 2-6" tall, 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU ASL2T31

About the Sedums: These perennial plants enjoy gritty, fast-draining soil, and must have full hot sun. They're really desert plants, so give them sharp drainage. (Sedums are often called Succulents, due to their thickened moisture-retentive leaves, and yes, the short ones include the famous Hen and Chicks from grandmothers garden.)

Once Sedums are established, you've assured yourself of loads of perennial interest for the later months when most garden flowers are gone.

SKU ASL2T31
Common Name Hens & Chicks
Botanical Name Sempervivum
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Green
Mature Height 2-6" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 6-12" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Containers, Evergreen
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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survived the drought

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from sacramento

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy

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      Comments about American Meadows Hens and Chicks Commander Hay:

      planted these in a rock garden where the sun is more dappled than direct, but hot and dry.
      after one summer they're doing well, and I am looking forward to seeing some chicks in the years to come.

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            Comments about American Meadows Hens and Chicks Commander Hay:

            Arrived well established. 1st season in rockgarden and has already produced plantlets! Very pleased, but still waiting for it to turn pink.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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