Dark purple tipped edges give this classic perennial a distinctive look. Black Hens and Chicks has the traits that have made Hens and Chicks a classic ground cover and container plant. It's drought tolerant, deer resistant and easy to grow, even in poor soils. The fascinating plant has small rosettes that continually multiply until an area of your flower bed, rock garden or container are spilling over with color and texture. The parent rosettes are the "hens" while the smaller rosettes are the "chicks." This winter-hardy succulent grows in zones 3-8 and doesn't lose its leaves in the winter. Ships in 2" pot. Sempervivum 'Black Sedum'
Height/Habit:4 - 6 inches
Spread:4 - 6 inches
Spacing:4 - 6 inches
Flowering Date:Mid Summer
Winter Care:No additional winter care is needed if planted in the ground. If planted in containers, move indoors or to a cool garage.
Flower Form:Flower-like clusters of varying sized rosettes
Foliage Type:Rosettes gray-green with dusty rose leaf tips
Pruning:No need to prune
Soil Requirement: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.
Watering Requirement:Only water when soil is mostly dry.
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.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Perennials & Potted Plants
4/29/19 - 6/7/19
4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B
4/1/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B
2/18/19 - 5/24/19
2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 5-7: June 17th, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 20th, 2019