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Sempervivum Silverine

Hen and Chicks

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  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:7-10 cm
  • Spread:15-20 cm
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring Bloomer
Summer
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Dry Soil
Additional Information about Sempervivum 'Silverine'

Sempervivum or Hen and Chicks is a beautiful collection of succulents that easily survive hot and dry conditions in the garden or container.  One large rosette called the "hen" sprouts smaller rosettes called "chicks" resembling a rose yet to unfurl, hence the name.  They are easy to grow and are fun to collect the many different varieties.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Sempervivum 'Silverine'

Sempervivum is the perfect plant for hot dry locations as well as being very adaptable to soil types, although performing their best in a gritty soil. Plant them close together about 4 inches apart since they are very slow growing. Once established you will need to pull out the faded rosetts of the 'hens' in order to allow the chicks to fill in. It's easy to pull off the chicks anytime during the season and begin to fill in cracks or crevices or use in planters on a hot, dry deck. If plants begin to rot, you need to provide better drainage