1-2" tall x 4-6" wide and spreading. Perfect for tucking, plant Sunset Sempervivum as a unique groundcover among flagstone pathways or nestle into nooks along a stone wall. Hens and chicks also make a good addition to living walls and green roof plantings, as well as stylish container specimens. Plants have a unique growth pattern with each mature rosette or hen sending out small rosettes or chicks each spring. In this way, plants grow into dense clumps. Hens live for about three years before sending up a large, thick flower stalk bearing star-shaped blooms. Hens die after flowering, making space for the developing chicks to take over and begin making their own offsets to continue he cycle. Plants are easy to grow, but require well-drained soil. Gravel or sandy mixes work well for containers. This low maintenance plant is deer resistant and drought tolerant once established.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Sunset 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|