Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice' Description
Love hens and chicks? Then you must have 'Pacific Blue Ice' for your collection! This unique variety has color like no other: a cool, icy blue with purple edges that is just the thing to make your collection pop. We absolutely love this paired with any of our hens and chicks, or a blue or yellow sedum. Talk about a wow factor!
This vigorous hens and chicks creates big rosettes of cool blue succulent foliage that intensifies during cool weather. A perfect evergreen plant for hot dry sites. Plant around cracks and crevices or along walkways or grace your containers with season long color, texture & interest.
Give them very little water and watch them thrive! Hens and chicks are the easiest plants to grow! They are the happiest with neglect, full sun, and well drained soil.
Special features: Cold hardy, Deer proof, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Evergreen, Fast growing, Heat tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest, Winter interest
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- Botanical name:
Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice'
- Common name:
Hens and chicks, Houseleek, Sempervivum
- Sun exposure:
Sun to light shade
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- Height x width:
1-2" x 12"
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- Bloom season:
Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:None
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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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