Posts tagged hens & chicks

Jovibarba vs Sempervivum Flowers

Jovibarba vs Sempervivum Flowers

There are several plant varieties that are referred to as “hens and chicks.” Sometimes it is difficult to tell them apart. Sempervivum and Jovibarba plants for example look almost identical, but their flowers are completely distinct. Botanists actually use a plants flowers more than the plant itself to distinguish/classify plants. See the difference in flowers […]

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Hardy Hen & Chick Plant Test

Hardy Hen & Chick Plant Test

See just how tough hens and chicks can be. Customers often want to know how long they can hold their plants before planting them again. We decided to perform a little test. We started with four similar plants and put them in situations that might arise when you can’t get around to planting right away.

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Removing Dead Leaves from Hens and Ch...

Removing Dead Leaves from Hens and Chicks

As hens and chicks grow, their bottom leaves will shrivel up and die. Sometimes this is caused by overwatering, underwatering, not enough light or other stresses to the plant. Other times though, it is just the variety. Some varieties have lots of leaves die back during the winter while others lose hardly any. It isn’t […]

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September Semp Color

September Semp Color

Lots of hen and chick varieties are still sporting their green, heat of summer, washed out coloring. However, there are also some really gorgeous, colorful sempervivum varieties this time of year. Check out the hen and chick photos of some of this month’s top varieties.

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Small to Extra-Large Hens & Chic...

Small to Extra-Large Hens & Chicks

Hens and Chicks come in all shapes and sizes… well, they are generally the same shape, but they are available in a wide range of sizes. They grow from varieties smaller than a dime to plants that are bigger than your hand.The tiny hens and chicks, like the jovibarba rollers (Hedge Hog above) and many […]

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Hen & Chick Color in Spring

Hen & Chick Color in Spring

Spring in Oregon is amazing. The rain from the winter finally pays off and everything bursts to life with a splash of color. Bright greens, pinks, reds and yellows cover the foliage. Sempervivums and the rest of the succulents are no different. For many hen and chick varieties this is when they are looking their […]

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The Ugly Face of Sempervivum Root Rot

The Ugly Face of Sempervivum Root Rot

Sempervivum are tough little succulent plants. They can take most punishment that their owners inflict on them. These little plants punch through neglect like it’s nothing. Drought doesn’t phase them and cold just makes them more colorful. Despite these super powers, they have a weakness. Their kryptonite is cold, wet feet. Hens and Chicks do […]

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Deer Resistant Sempervivum

Deer Resistant Sempervivum

Sempervivum, Sedum and other succulents have a great resume of positive characteristics. They are drought tolerant, easy care, have colorful year-round foliage, and many are cold hardy. In addition to all this, hens and chicks and sedum often find their way onto Deer Resistant plant lists.

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How Late Can You Plant Hens and Chick...

How Late Can You Plant Hens and Chicks?

As autumn hits we see dazzling colors on display. Not only do the trees show off their fiery fall hues, but hens and chicks kick things up a notch as well. The cooler temperatures bring out brilliant reds in sempervivum and jovibarba succulents. Varieties like jovibarba rollers with their bright red tips look so good, […]

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Jovibarba Hen and Chicks

Jovibarba Hen and Chicks

Hens and Chicks. This is the common name used to refer to Sempervivum, Jovibarba, and Echeveria. Sempervivum and Jovibarba are very similar. So similar that it can often be difficult to distinguish between them. Although most of the characteristics and care requirements of Sempervivum and Jovibarba are identical, there are a couple identifying traits. Jovibarba […]

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