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'Sunset' Hens & Chicks - Discontinued

Description

  • We no longer offer this product. Create a similar look with our other Succulents!
  • Great alone or when paired with other hens & chicks.
  • Terrific grower and excellent clumper.
  • Zones 4-9, sun/part sun, 3″ tall x 6″ wide at maturity. 
Zone 4-9
Light part sun/sun
low

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

More Information

Description Neatly, evenly red-tipped leaves make 'Sunset' hens and chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) resemble that magic moment when the sun dips below the horizon and rays fill the sky. Because its rosettes are a bit smaller than other types, it is especially dazzling when combined with other hens and chicks. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil for the best display and growth. Great in a shallow container, too! This is one easy-care plant you won't want to miss out on! It's both deer-resistant and drought-tolerant and thrives in just about any soil. Plus, it's fast-growing, making it easy to transform tricky garden spaces (big or small!) without any labor from you! Details Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum 'Sunset'
Common Name: Hens and chicks, houseleek
Zone: 4 - 9
Sun Exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x Width: 2-3" x 4-6"
Flower Color: Various
Foliage Color: Green, Red
Season of Interest: Summer-fall
Uses: Alpine & rock, container gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spaces, under planting.
How To Grow Soil: Very well-drained, even dry, soil is imperative for success with hens and chicks. Nothing will do them in faster than soggy conditions, so plant only in soils that are never wet for any lengthy period of time. Little volume of soil is needed; sempervivum will grow in rocky crevices, cracks, walls, between paving stones, and in shallow containers.
Light: Full sun - at least 6 hours/day - is recommended. Very light shade may be okay in hot climates.
Water: Immediately after transplanting, water generously. After that, let the soil dry out between watering. Once established, sempervivum is very drought tolerant, requiring little to no supplemental watering.
Spacing: 6" - 12" to start - plants will soon fill in and knit together.
Fertilizing: None needed.
Winterizing: No special care needed.
Maintenance & Pruning: Once a hen plant produces a chick, that chick will begin creating its own chicks the following year. Large hen plants eventually grow a tall flower stalk and die after blooming. However, this is no cause for concern as by the time it does this, it will have left behind a large colony of chicks to take its place. Cutting off the center, stalk will not prevent the plant from dying. Chicks can be left in place or plucked out and relocated to expand your display.

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Sunset Hen and Chicks

Is proliferating and very happy! Already starting to see lovely burgundy color!