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Desert Bloom Hens And Chicks

Distinctive, Water-Sipping Perennial
Add color and texture to containers, rock gardens and front borders with this easy-care, drought-tolerant perennial. Desert Bloom Hens & Chicks has green-gray foliage with dusty red tips. A succulent perennial, it is winter hardy, even in cooler climates. The distinctive rosettes have made Hens & Chicks a classic in gardens and containers. The larger rosettes are called the "hens" while the smaller rosettes are the "chicks." The rosettes grow and multiply, spilling over edges of containers or rock edges. Hens & Chicks is a water-sipping plant that does well even in poor soils. Ships in 2" pot. Sempervivum 'Desert Bloom'
  • Zone 3-8
  • Height 4 - 6 inches
  • Bloom Time Mid Summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun

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  • Botanical Name:

    Sempervivum 'Desert Bloom'

  • Height: 4 - 6 inches
  • Ship As: 2" POT
  • Spacing: 4" to 6"
  • Spread: 4" to 6"
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Red
  • Foliage Type: Rosettes gray-green with dusty rose leaf tips
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer
  • Flower Form: Flower-like clusters of varying sized rosettes
  • Planting Instructions: Plant in sandy soil at the same depth of the pot.
  • Soil Requirements: Water plants thoroughly after planting or transplanting, then allow soil to dry slightly between each watering. Well drained soil. Water when soil is mostly dry.
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Pruning: No need to prune
  • Winter Care: No additional winter care is needed if planted in the ground. If planted in containers, move indoors or to a cool garage.
  • Additional Information: Hens, the larger rosettes, generally only live for three years before they die,they produce a center stalk that flowers. Once the flower fades the rosette dies. The empty spot is quickly fill with chicks.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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