Hens+Chicks - Sempervivum

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Among the easiest plants to grow, Hen-and-chicks tolerate heat, drought and neglect with style. Useful in rock gardens, container gardens of all types, rock walls and rooftop and vertical gardens. Hundreds of varieties exist. All types form a low cushion or carpet of fleshy leaves, tiny new plants appearing in a circle around the mother in the middle.

Big Blue Succulent pointy leaves are silvery blue in colour with prominent burgundy tips. The foliage turns a gorgeous deep purple in the fall. Unusual clusters of pink star-shaped flowers with dark red bracts rise above the foliage in mid summer. The brick red stems can be quite attractive.

Black Green centers with dark, black red tips Rose-red Green -black August 3-4” high 12” spread

Cobweb Named for the fine, white, cobweb-like hairs that criss-cross between the leaves’ tips. Each rosette of pointy blue-green leaves grows about 1” wide. Colour may vary per season. Rose-red flowers. Rose-red Blue-green August 3-4” high 12” spread

Pacific Blue Ice Hen-and-Chicks Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice' Beautiful icy blue green foliage blushes rose pink in cooler weather. Excellent planted in rock gardens, Great addition to sunny borders and containers.

Peggy A beautiful variety of Hens & Chicks that transitions through many colors over the seasons. In spring, leaves are purple and transition to deep red in summer. Fall and winter colors are more subdued, ranging from mahogany to brown. Pink Purple August 3-4” high 12” spread

Piloseum Forms medium to large rosettes of grey-green leaves. This color may vary from season to season. These rosettes have a rounded, semi-loose form. Pink Green August 3-4” high 12” spread

Red Beauty Medium sized, fairly open rosettes of grey-green leaves with blood-red tips. Pink Green/red August 3-4” high 18” spread

Ruby/Red Heart Forms rosettes of sharply pointed, silvery blue to blue-green leaves which are flushed rosy red at the base. This colour varies by season, intensifying in cold temperatures. Pink Blue-green/red August 3-4” high 18” spread

Silverine Forms rosettes of sharply pointed, silvery green leaves which are flushed with reddish-purple at the base. This colour may vary from season to season. Dark pink Green/purple August 3-4” high 12” spread

More Information: Perennial Catalogue