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With Young's Garden you'll always get the best quality and colors of hens and chicks. Each variety of hen and chicken plant looks a bit different and each one is facinating because of its semmetry and endless arrangements of color. They are perfect to plant in rock gardens, in planters, as accent plants, as ground cover, or anything else you can imagine.
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Common Names: Houseleek, Hen and Chicks
Life Cycle: Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type: Good Drainage, Sandy
Water Needs: Light
Maintenance: Easy Care
Plant them in soil with excellent drainage. Hens and chicks like full sun, but in areas with hot summers, partial shade can be beneficial in the afternoon. Water lightly, allowing the roots to dry out between waterings and you'll have great looking plants. Sempervivum will be hard working and low maintenance in your flower garden. They suffer from few diseases and continue growing year after year even when completely ignored.
Sempervivum plants propagate by producing offsets on stolons. They are monocarpic plants. This means that they flower, set seed, and then die. Hens and chicks will typically flower after a few years. Plants produced from seeds will not be true to the variety.
For more information, read our article on how to plant and grow sempervivum.
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