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Red Heart Hens And Chicks

SKU: AM017337
$14.98
per Plant - 3.5" Pot
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Overview
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)
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
3-4" tall
Mature Spread
6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer

Description

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.