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Sempervivum Various Cultivars
Common Name: Hens and Chicks Family: Crassulaceae (The Crassula Family)

Sempervivum  Various Cultivars
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Hens and chicks are great hardy succulents for full sun at the front of the border, along pathways and driveways and in containers. They can be green, bluish green or burgundy or they can have all of these colours on one plant in various patterns. At Phoenix we carry at least 50 different named cultivars a year. Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Roofs, old walls, chimneys and rocks, especially on limestone.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Heightunder 4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread4-8'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple Bluish Green Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone2-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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