Forest Frost Hens & Chicks - Sempervivum - Very Hardy - Quart Pot
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Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family. They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens. The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. fThe rosettes are most striking in the spring and summer but even in the winter when growth stops, many varieties remain attractively coloured. It is the endless range of different leaf shapes, colours and textures that make this group so interesting to enthusiasts.
This selection has small-sized rosettes of apple-green with silvery cobweb threads. Short spikes of pastel flowers appear in summer. Easily increased by just removing the small baby rosettes and replanting in a new location at almost any time.
Sunlight brings out bright colors in Sempervivums. When planted in full shade many varieties tend to fade to a plain green color. However, in hotter weather during the summer and in the southern United States, afternoon shade can actually help plant colors last longer. The soil’s fertility, pH, moisture and structure, as well as the temperature and age of the plant (some take up to three years for full color) also effect coloration.
The more sun and heat, the darker the color
Hardy Zones 4-9
Mature Height: 6-20"
Sunlight brings out bright colors in Sempervivums. When planted in shade or grown indoors away from a sunny window, many varieties tend to fade to a plain green color. It can take up to 3 years to develop the pictured colors.