Sempervivum 'Sunset' Hen & Chicks

Available Fall 2023
Size

Description

Sempervivum 'Sunset' has green leaves that are brightly tipped in red. It forms medium to large rosettes. Leaves may turn chartreuse to gold late in season, particularly in low fertility soil. This succulent perennial, commonly called Hen & Chicks, is evergreen and can form dense mats. Its main rosette (hen) sets off lots of small side rosettes (chicks) that surround it. The main rosette elongates upward in summer and produces flower clusters that are usually pink or white. After flowering, the central rosette dies to make room for the offsets.

Also known as Houseleeks, this plant is great in containers, tucked in crevices, between stepping stones, or used in the rock garden.

It is a favorite plant for children who like to pull off the side rosettes to plant. These will usually readily set roots providing a sense of accomplishment for beginning gardens. Sempervivum plants will also hold their form for a long while out of the soil, making them fun for use as unusual decorations.

Sempervivum 'Sunset' prefers sun to light shade and poor to moderately fertile, sharply drained soil. It is drought tolerant, very hardy, and easy to grow.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Hens & Chicks
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Poor to Moderately fertile - sharply drained
  • Height at Maturity: 4
  • Width at Maturity: 6

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.