Red Heart Hens And Chicks

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Red Heart Hens And Chicks is a striking variety with green rosettes bearing deep ruby-red centers. Late winter to early spring brings red coloration to almost the entire plant. Grows as densely packed rosettes that make stylish container plantings and low-maintenance groundcovers. Plant along flagstone pathways, tuck into stone walls, or showcase in rock gardens. (Sempervivum hybrid)
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
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
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size3-4" tall , 6-8" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
SizePlant - 3.5" Pot
SKUAM017337

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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Plant Information
3-4” tall x 6-8" wide and spreading. The delightful Red Heart Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum) is a great plant for gardening with kids, and beloved by beginning and veteran gardeners alike. From bold texture to rich color, Red Heart is at home in almost any style garden. And its exceptionally easy to grow. Excellent drainage is a must for hens and chicks as these plants do not like their feet (roots) wet. Use a well-draining gravel mix in containers. Plants thrive in the poorest of soils and tolerate heat and drought once established. The common name hens and chicks refers to the plant’s growth habit. Spring growth brings rings of tiny new offsets or “chicks” surrounding the mature central rosette or “hen”. Chicks will develop their own root system and can be removed to expand plantings. Allow some chicks to remain in place, as mature hens die after flowering and the chicks take her place in the garden, eventually becoming hens themselves. Dead rosettes can be removed after flowering by gently pulling at the base.
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SKUAM017337
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Common Name
Red Heart Hens And Chicks
Botanical Name
Sempervivum hybrid
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
3-4" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
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
Foliage
Tight, fleshy foliage forms pointy rosettes.
Evergreen
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates
Dry Sites
Advantages
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
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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