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Succulents – Hens and Chicks

  • Hens and Chicks

Botanical name: sempervivum tectorum

Average Size at Maturity: up to 12  inches in height with up to an 18 inch  spread

Bloom time: summer. This succulent does not bloom until it is at least 3 – 4 years old and it only blooms once in its lifetime. It has a life expectancy of about 7 years.

Flower color: pink, purple

Hardy zone: zones 5 – 9 (can handle temperatures down to 30 degrees)

Foliage Color: green, blue, purple, pink, red, gray 

Growth Rate: can reach maturity in first growing season

Pruning needs: no pruning necessary

Landscape Use:succulent garden, groundcover

Light Needs: about 6 hours of sun a day, but can tolerate less

Special Feature: Medical benefits 
Water Needs: drought tolerant, weekly watering recommended

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