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Green Wheel Hens and Chicks

SKU: AM017334
$14.98
per Plant - 3.5" Pot
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Overview
Green Wheel Hens and Chicks grows as tight mounds of overlapping, spiraled rosettes that provide exceptional texture and evergreen color to the garden. Each rosette contains hundreds of bright green leaves, gently tapering to a point. Occasional pink blooms attract butterflies. Kids young and old adore these whimsical, easy-to-grow succulents. (Sempervivum hybrid)
key features
Botanical Name
Sempervivum hybrid
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Evergreen, Container Planting, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer

Description

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.