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Silverine Hens & Chicks

This succulent has silvery green foliage flushed with reddish-purple at the base. Its small rosettes continually multiply until you have an area in your landscape or container spilling over with color and texture. The parent rosettes are the "hens" and the smaller rosettes that spring up from them are the "chicks." In midsummer, purple to reddish-pink flowers appear on hairy stems up to 12" tall. Easy to grow, even in poor soil, space 12" apart.
  • Zone 3-8
  • Height 3 - 4 inches
  • Bloom Time Midsummer.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun

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  • Botanical Name:

    Sempervivum 'Silverine'

  • Height: 3 - 4 inches
  • Ship As: 2" POT
  • Spacing: 8 - 10"
  • Spread: 6 - 8"
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Pink
  • Foliage Type: Rosette are pointy silvery green leaves with reddish-purple at the base. Color may vary from season to season.
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer.
  • Flower Form: Unique deep pink flowers on short, leafy stalks.
  • Planting Instructions: Set plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly. Full sun is best for quicker flowering and higher quality plants.
  • Soil Requirements: Needs well-drained, light soil. Does not like heavy soil and moist conditions.
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Pruning: Plants can be divided easily by pulling "chicks" and replanting them.
  • Winter Care: Winter hardy. If in a container, store in a garage and only water occasionally, keeping the soil more dry. Or, bring indoors and enjoy as a houseplant. Be careful not to overwater containers. Too much moisture will cause the roots to rot.
  • Additional Information: Sempervivum which is one large rosette "hen" sprouts smaller rosettes called "chicks" As the plant age the "hen" will die out and be replaced with "chicks"
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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