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Mrs. Giuseppi Hens & Chicks - Discontinued

Description

  • We no longer offer this product. Create a similar look with our other Succulents!
  • Blue-green foliage with stunning red tips.
  • Drought resistant! Perfect hot dry locations.
  • Zones 4-9, sun, 2" tall x 12" wide at maturity. 
Zone 4-9
Light sun
low

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description A durable addition to hot, dry spots, Sempervivum calcarium 'Mrs Guiseppi' adds charm to locations that are typically left untouched. Each rosette of blue-green foliage is adorned with a distinctive red tip that keeps its color all year round. While loved for its foliage, pink starry flowers appear from the hen rosette's center in summer, signaling the rosette's end of life. But fear not, hens and chicks are prolific growers, and you'll have plenty of new growth (chicks) to fill in the gaps. 'Mrs Guiseppi' would make a delightful deer-resistant addition to rock gardens or along pathways. Or grace your containers with season-long color, texture, and interest. Hens and chicks are incredibly frost hardy and will happily overwinter under a covering of snow. It may be hard to believe, but these beautiful, interesting plants are happiest with neglect. Just give them full sun, dry soil, and enjoy the show. Details Botanical name: Sempervivum calcarium 'Mrs Guiseppi'
Common name: Hen & chicks, houseleek
Zone: 4 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (6+ Hours)
Height x width: 1-2" x 12"
Flower color: Pink
Foliage color: Green with red tips
Season of Interest: Year-Round
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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Hens&Chicks with love

Hens&Chicks are looking good and settle in well.