Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionChick Charms® Hens & Chicks are easy to love, and this is one of our favorites! Each succulent rosette of Cosmic Candy Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum sp.) displays deep burgundy-red color around a tight green center and is dusted with fine white hairs that make the color pop. The hairs don’t just look cool – they also give this plant superb drought tolerance!
As Cosmic Candy hens and chicks grows, it forms a colony of neat little rosettes. The effect is dazzling! Add it to your hens and chicks collection or pair it with other hardy succulents or sun-loving ground covers and perennials for a dash of color.DetailsBotanical name: Sempervivum 'Urmina' Common name: Hen & chicks Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 1-2" x 12" Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green and purple Season of interest: Year-round Uses: Alpine & rock, container gardening, edging, ground cover, rock garden, small spaces, underplanting. How To GrowSoil: Very well-draining soil is imperative for success with hens and chicks. Nothing will kill them faster than soggy conditions, so plant only in soils that are never wet for any lengthy period. Little soil volume is needed; sempervivum will grow in rocky crevices, cracks, walls, between paving stones, and in shallow containers. Light: Full sun - at least 6 hours - is recommended. Part-sun 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 is 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.
These were one of two hens and chicks I ordered for the first time from GGP. They arrived in great condition and quickly. I was quite impressed with the special corrugated packaging. Have ordered several other plants since this first order. Highly recommend!
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