Sempervivum Chick-A-Boom Mix Description
Improved! Hand selected colorful & collectible Hens & Chicks for quick, instant color anywhere - enjoy them in a container or in a garden bed! Three to four beautiful varieties per pot!
Chick-A-Boom Hens and Chicks (also known as Sempervivum) are delightful, low growing drought proof groundcover that thrive in shallow pots or tucked in small areas of the garden.
Plants grow to 1-2" tall and quickly form textured colonies of dozens of rosettes. Baby "chicks" can be plucked off and planted separately where they will soon root & produce their own colony.
Their evergreen foliage provides unique winter interest and they make perfect container plants. Use them in tabletop centerpieces - they are sure to be a conversation starter!
Their compact & evergreen habit make them perfect companions for drought-proof ground cover sedums, hardy ice plant and other succulents.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Heat Tolerant, Multi-Season Interest, Winter Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Sempervivum Chick-A-Boom Mix
- Common Name:
Hens & Chicks
- Sun Exposure:
Sun to Light Shade
- Ship Form:
4 1/2" pot
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- Height x Width:
1-2" x 12"
- Flower Color:
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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: Must have very well-draining soil in order to thrive. Grows in almost no soil in rocky crevices or walls. Tough in most respects, sempervivum will perish quickly anywhere soggy or wet.
Light: Best in full sun. Will tolerate light shade, but not deep shade.
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 water.
Spacing: 6" - 12"
Fertilizing: none needed.
Winterizing: No special care needed. May suffer in rainy, wet winter weather.
Maintenance & Pruning: Once a hen plant produces a chick, that chick will begin producing its own babies after only 1 season. Sempervivum plants generally only live for 3 years, so the plants have 2 productive years before the "hen" produces a flower stalk and dies shortly after the bloom fades, leaving behind dozens of "chicks." Cutting off the center stalk will not prevent the "hen" from dying. Easily planted by dividing the chicks (offsets) in the spring or early summer, placing each chick in its own pot with a well-draining potting mixture. Use a pot with a hole in the bottom to ensure drainage. They can be cultivated in a lightly shaded section of a cold frame and then planted in the summer once the roots are established.
ReviewsWrite a reviewNot much varietyJessica Tropp | May 6, 2017My pot had 3 plants, but 2 were the same variety.