Sempervivum ‘Black’

(Black Hen and Chicks)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

This hardy succulent has green centers with dark, black red tips and is the perfect choice for gravelly, poor soils

Sempervivum is comprised of one large rosette called the “hen” which sprouts many smaller rosettes around it called “chicks”. As the plants age, the “hen” may die out and be replaced by the “chicks”. Plants can be divided easily at any time by pulling up some of the “chicks” and replanting them elsewhere.

This plant is particularly effective when planted in the cracks and crevices of stone walls or walkways. It is also very attractive in containers.

Description

Easily grown in acidic, average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Likes sandy or gravelly soils. Tolerates poor soils. Needs good soil drainage to perform well. Drought tolerant. Avoid overwatering.

Additional information

Common Name

Black Hen and Chicks

Botanical Name

Sempervivum 'Black'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

1-3"

Width

6-8"

Soil Condition

Well-drained to dry

Water Needs

Average to dry

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Green tipped with dark black-red

Deer Resistant

No

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