Sempervivum Chick Charms® Cosmic Candy™ Description
Chick Charms hens and chicks are easy to love, and this is one of our favorites! Each succulent rosette of Cosmic Candy hens and chicks (Sempervivum sp.) displays deep burgundy-red color around a tight green center, and is dusted with fine white hairs that really make the color pop. Those 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.
Special features: Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Sun loving, Heat tolerant, Succulent, Drought tolerant, Unique
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- Botanical name:
- Common name:
Hen & chicks
- Sun exposure:
Sun to light shade
- Ship form:
3 1/2" pot
- Soil type:
- Soil moisture:
- Height x width:
1-2" x 12"
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
Green with purple
- Bloom season:
Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
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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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