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Sempervivum 'Black'

Black Hens And Chicks

Hens And Chicks

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A mat forming succulent perennial that has symmetrical rosettes of thick, fleshy bright green leaves accented with dark burgundy and black tips; takes on purplish-copper tones in cold weather; great for rock gardens or containers

Description

A mat forming succulent perennial that has symmetrical rosettes of thick, fleshy bright green leaves accented with dark burgundy and black tips; takes on purplish-copper tones in cold weather; great for rock gardens or containers

Landscape Attributes

Black Hens And Chicks is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Black Hens And Chicks is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Black Hens And Chicks will grow to be only 5 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

5 inches (12 inches with the flowers)

8 inches

sandy

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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