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Chick Charms® Sugar Shimmer™ Hens & Chicks - Discontinued

Description

  • We no longer offer this product. Create a similar look with our other succulents!
  • Tolerates a variety of soil and climates.
  • Adds stunning texture to containers and flowerbeds.
  • Zones 3-8, sun, 3″ tall x 12″ wide at maturity.
Zone 3-8
Light sun
low

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

More Information

Description Appearing as though it's dusted in a coat of fine sugar, Chick Charms® Sugar Shimmer™ (Sempervivum 'Soft Line') glistens as the sun hits its delicate texture. Chick Charms® Sugar Shimmer™ is covered in a shimmering, silver layer of little hairs (cilia) that gives it a touchable texture that lasts all year long. Hens and chicks are prolific growers, growing a bounty of densely packed chicks each spring. Perfect for filling forgotten spaces or picking and replanting elsewhere in your garden. Neatly arranged in a distinctive geometric habit, this sempervivum looks especially stunning when its frosty green leaves are tinged with pink and deep lavender hues in the cooler months. Add character to your patio planters or rock gardens without the care as Chick Charms® Sugar Shimmer™ is virtually maintenance-free! Simply plant it in a sunny location with well-drained soil and revel as your sempervivum flourishes without you lifting a thumb. Details Botanical Name: Sempervivum 'Soft Line'
Common Name: Hen & Chicks, Houseleek, Old Man and Woman, Liveforever
Zone: 3-8
Sun Exposure: Sun (6+ Hours)
Height x Width: 2-3" x 12"
Flower Color: Pink
Foliage Color: Silver-blue with pink tips.
Season of Interest: Year-Round
Uses: Alpine & Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Rock Garden, Small Spaces, Under Planting.
How To Grow 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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T.D. (Georgia)
Enthusiastic growerr

She's growing her little heart out making chicks. What fun to watch and experience. Thanks. Recommended.