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Sempervivum - Hens & Chicks

Native to southern Europe and western Asia, Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks or Houseleek) are mat-forming succulents that produce irresistible, evergreen rosettes of thick, fleshy leaves. Cute but tough, their beauty resides largely in their infinite variations. They are available in a wide range of colors, from light to dark green to brown, pink and purple, either at the tips of the leaves or throughout the whole plant. The leaves may be pointed or rounded, glossy or matte, with a waxy bloom or with downy hairs. Their foliage colors vary with the sun exposure, the seasons and the climate. Easy to grow, they add charm to rock gardens or containers year-round.


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Sempervivum 'Black' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Black' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes of thick, fleshy, bright green leaves adorned with dark, burgundy tips. As the weather cools, the entire rosette darkens to a lovely purplish-bronze for showy fall color. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, white flowers.

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Sempervivum 'Carmen' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Carmen' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes, 5 in. wide (12 cm), of thick, fleshy, emerald green leaves adorned with bright red tips. In winter, the rosette turns a charming violet-purple. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pinkish white flowers. Cute, but tough, this Sempervivum is tolerant of heat, humidity, drought and shade.

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Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Commander Hay' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes, 4 in. wide (10 cm), of fleshy, purplish-red leaves adorned with pointed, bright green tips. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, greenish-red flowers. Cute, but tough, this Sempervivum is tolerant of heat, drought and shade.

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Sempervivum 'Hart 8' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Hart 8' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming striking, evergreen rosettes, 3-4 in. across (7-10 cm), of fleshy, apple-green leaves adorned with orange-red tips. The color varies by season, intensifying in summer.

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Sempervivum 'Kalinda' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Kalinda' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming tight, evergreen rosettes of fleshy, apple green leaves, flushed blood-red at their base. This color varies by season, intensifying in cooler temperatures for a showy fall or winter display. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pink flowers.

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Sempervivum 'Ohio Burgundy' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Ohio Burgundy' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming pretty, evergreen rosettes, 5 in. across (12 cm), of fleshy, deep burgundy leaves adorned with a dusting of fine hair. This color varies by season, intensifying in cooler temperatures for a showy fall or winter display. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, light pink flowers.

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Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice' (Hens and Chicks)

Noted for the unique cupped form of its rounded rosettes, Sempervivum 'Pacific Blue Ice' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes of thick, fleshy, icy blue-green leaves. As the weather cools, the rosette becomes flushed with rose for showy fall color. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pink flowers.

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Sempervivum 'Red Beauty' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Red Beauty' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes of fleshy, grey-green leaves adorned with blood-red tips. The color may vary from season to season. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pink flowers.

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Sempervivum 'Red Rubin' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Red Rubin' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming large, evergreen rosettes of fleshy, emerald green leaves adorned with burgundy-red tips. This color varies by season, intensifying in cooler temperatures for a showy fall or winter display. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, light pink flowers.

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Sempervivum 'Rocknoll Rosette' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Rocknoll Rosette' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes, 3.5 in. wide (8 cm), of fleshy, glowing wine-red leaves, flushed apple green at their base. This color varies by season, intensifying in cooler temperatures for a showy fall or winter display. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pink flowers.

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Sempervivum 'Ruby Heart' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum 'Ruby Heart' (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes of fleshy, sharply pointed, silvery blue to blue-green leaves, flushed ruby-red at their base. This color varies by season, intensifying in cooler temperatures for a showy fall or winter display. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pinkish purple flowers.

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Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)

Native to southern Europe and western Asia, Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks or Houseleek) is a mat-forming succulent that produces irresistible, evergreen rosettes of thick, fleshy leaves. Cute but tough, their beauty resides largely in their infinite variations.

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Sempervivum arachnoideum (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum arachnoideum (Hens & Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent, that produces tight evergreen rosettes, 1 in wide (2.5 cm), of fleshy green leaves adorned with cobwebby white hairs at their tips. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, rose-pink flowers.

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Sempervivum calcareum 'Greenii' (Hens and Chicks)

Incredibly pretty, Sempervivum calcareum 'Greenii' (Hens and Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial with large, evergreen rosettes, up to 4 in. wide (10 cm), densely packed with fleshy, sharply pointed, gray-green leaves, adorned with dark red tips. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pale pink flowers.

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Sempervivum calcareum 'Mrs Giuseppi' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum calcareum 'Mrs Giuseppi' (Hens and Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial with large, evergreen rosettes, up to 4 in. wide (10 cm), densely packed with fleshy, sharply pointed, pale green leaves, adorned with burgundy-red tips. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pale pink flowers.

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Sempervivum calcareum 'Sir William Lawrence' (Hens and Chicks)

Sempervivum calcareum 'Sir William Lawrence' (Hens and Chicks) is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes, up to 3 in. wide (7 cm), packed with fleshy, pointed, green leaves, adorned with dark burgundy tips. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pale pink flowers.

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