Hens and Chicks Up Close

Hens and Chicks grow in so many different colors. It makes them fun for tons of planting/home decoration ideas. Check out some close-up photos of hens and chicks (a common name for sempervivum plants). If you want a great variety of colors for your yard try our sempervivum variety pack.Bright Green Sempervivum

Let us know which of these varieties is your favorite!

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  1. Tom Benjamin's Gravatar Tom Benjamin
    July 16, 2012    

    We have Hens & Chickens that my daughter swt out here at my home about 5 years ago. This spring there are waht some are calling roosters that have sprouted up in the mass of the plants. When they were first seen they were about 4 or 5″ tall hnd have just kept on growing. They are about 10 to 12 ” long and of course have fallen over somewhat and have what looks like a blosome that has formed some seed pods looking. The blosoms are about 3″ diameter. The stems and leaves where they sprouted has dried and I’m sure will die any time now. We have never seen or hered oh this before and are just wondering if it’s common? Tom Benjamin

    • Stacey's Gravatar Stacey
      August 11, 2012    

      Yes! Those are the mature stalks! You can learn more by looking up hens and chicks on Wikipedia, as well as see pictures of the tall, mature stalks.

  2. Rolene Harris's Gravatar Rolene Harris
    July 25, 2012    

    I also have this happening and have never seen it happen. Any info would be nice

  3. Jim Rothhammer's Gravatar Jim Rothhammer
    May 15, 2013    

    PLEASE …….Name each plant……so that I may shop for those I desire . Is there such a thing as an illustrated and named listing of all or most of the color variations ?

    • May 16, 2013    

      Here are the names of these varieties in order from top to bottom:
      Ohio Burgundy
      Royal Ruby
      Twilight Blues
      There are 3,000 to 4,000 varieties, so a complete photo library of varieties is hard to find. However, All Things Plants has a great sempervivum community with a good database.

  4. Gary Macon's Gravatar Gary Macon
    May 8, 2014    

    wow thank u fellow planters. I have seen this before to. Now my plants r doing it in side wanted 2 get a name and info 4 it . thanks

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