Sunset Hens and Chicks

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Sunset Sempervivum, commonly called hens and chicks, adds unique form and texture to containers and gardens. Succulent foliage grows in tight rosettes that multiple to form dense mounds. Each fleshy leaf is emerald green at the base and brilliant red at the tip. Plants take on orange hues in cool weather. Unusual, fleshy flower spikes attract butterflies. (Sempervivum tectorum)
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 Size1-2" tall , 4-6" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
SizePlant - 3.5" Pot
SKUAM017338

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
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.
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SKUAM017338
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Common Name
Sunset Hens and Chicks
Botanical Name
Sempervivum tectorum
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
1-2" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
4-6" 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
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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