Skip to Content
American Meadows (USD) English
Home / Perennials / Hens and chicks / Hens and chicks commander hay

Hens and Chicks Commander Hay

SKU: AM014917
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
2-6" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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.