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'Silver King' Hens & Chicks

Description

Discontinued
  • We no longer offer this product. Create a similar look with our other Succulents!
  • Drought tolerant succulent with low water needs.
  • Fast growing, drought tolerant groundcover for sun.
  • Zones 3-9, sun/part sun, 6″ tall x 12″ wide at maturity.
Zone 3-9
Light part sun/sun
low

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Amazing, undulating color! The first time we saw it, we knew we just had to offer 'Silver King' hens and chicks (Sempervivum sp.). We fell in love with its unusual red-green-red color scheme and its big, mesmerizing rosettes. In summer, these big, robust rosettes are a beautiful silvery-green but come autumn, they develop a flashy red center that lasts through spring. The transition is endlessly fascinating! Add 'Silver King' to your garden's royal court. Did we mention this succulent is incredibly durable and easy to care for? It's both deer resistant and drought tolerant, making it the perfect way to add texture and interest to your landscape and containers with little work or worry. Simply plant it in a sunny spot and enjoy! Details Botanical name: Sempervivum 'Silver King'
Common name: Hens and chicks, houseleek
Zone: 3 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part-sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 4-6" x 8-12"
Flower color: Pink
Foliage color: Green with red
Season of Interest: Summer
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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Never received them.

Hello Martin!
I'm sorry to hear you never received your plants. According to tracking they were delivered to you on 8/04/21, so we're sorry to hear they didn't make it to your garden. Give our team a call at 877-447-4769 or email us at info@greatgardenplants.com and we'll be happy to help you further!