4-6” tall x 6-8" wide and spreading. Few plants are as fun to grow as Green Wheel Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum). Pot these in shallow containers for simple and stylish patio displays. Adaptable to a wide variety of growing conditions, plant Sempervivum Green Wheel on rooftops and in rock gardens, or tuck among crevices in stone wall or walkway. The common name hens and chicks derives from the plants growth habit. Tiny new rosettes grow in a ring around the central mother “hen.” These baby “chicks” can be moved to expand the planting, or remain in place to form interesting mounds. Once mature, mother hens flower and die, leaving room for her chicks to grow. Dead rosettes can be removed after flowering by gently pulling at the base. Hens and chicks thrive in poor, well-drained soils and tolerate heat and drought. Use a well-draining gravel mix in containers. Deer resistant.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Green Wheel Hens and Chicks
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Tight, fleshy foliage forms pointy rosettes.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|