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Sempervivum 'Pacific Devil's Food'

Sempervivum 'Pacific Devil's Food'

Rich, chocolate-y foliage all season long!
Item: #SEMPDQT
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
*Backordered: 5/6/2019
As low as $7.19
  • Near chocolate-red foliage
  • Stays colorful all year, even in summer
  • Hens and chicks provide year round interest
  • A cool plant for container gardening
  • Fast growing & drought proof ground cover for sun
  • Ship Size: 4 1/2" Pot
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Sempervivum 'Pacific Devil's Food' Description

Available early May 2019 - reserve your plants now!

The deep, dramatic color of 'Pacific Devil's Food' hens and chicks maintains its handsome good looks all season long. It may seem odd to describe a plant as having "chocolate-y" foliage, but once you plant this beautiful hardy succulent, you'll see its appeal. We especially love it with colorful red or pink sedum, or mixed with other hens and chicks varieties.

Plants grow to 1-2" tall and quickly form colonies of rosettes 12" across. Baby "chicks" can be plucked off and planted separately where they will quickly root & produce their own colony.

Their evergreen foliage provides great winter interest and they make perfect container plants where we've seen them used in tabletop centerpieces where they are sure to be a conversation starter!

Their compact & evergreen habit make them perfect companions for drought-proof Sedums

Special Features: Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Heat Tolerant, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Winter Interest



Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Sempervivum 'Pacific Devil's Food'
  • Common Name:
    Hens and chicks, houseleek, sempervivum
  • Zone:
    4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun Exposure:
    Sun to Light Shade
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    4 1/2"
  • Soil Type:
    Normal
  • Soil Moisture:
    Average
  • Height x Width:
    1-2" x 12"
  • Flower Color:
    Pink
  • Foliage Color:
    Red
  • Bloom Season:
    Summer
  • Uses:
    Alpine & Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Rock Garden, Small Spaces, Under Planting
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK, CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #:None

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS

PLANTING GUIDE

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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