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Chick Charms® Berry Bomb™ Succulent Cold-Hardy Sempervivum - grown in a 3.5" Pot

Chick Charms® Berry Bomb™ Succulent Cold-Hardy Sempervivum - grown in a 3.5" Pot

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You will receive one live plant grown in a 3.5" pot. Some soil will be removed for shipping.

CULTURE: Sempervivum plants need full sun. Plants prefer average to rather poor, sandy or rocky soil, which must drain quickly. Do not fertilize. Space 6" apart. Plants have few problems except when soil is too heavy or too damp. In Europe, plants are often grown tucked into corners of rooftops, without the benefit of any soil at all. That led to another common name, Houseleeks.

SUGGESTED USE: In rock gardens, trough gardens, wall crevices, dry gardens, edging, in strawberry jars or other containers.

"Sempervivum" means "lives forever," which plants seem to do under the correct conditions. The original rosette of leaves dies after it flowers, two, three, or more years after planting. But by then, new offsets are already there to take the place of the mother plant. "Hens and Chickens" refers to the fact that a mature clump reminds one of a hen surrounded by her chicks.

Berry Bomb™ forms clusters of large rosettes that are a deep burgundy red color early spring into summer when planted in full sun. 

Chick Charms® are a drought tolerant, evergreen perennial that is hardy in zones 3-9 and grows well in full sun to light shade. Berry Bomb™ consists of one large rosette (the “hen”) and many smaller rosettes (the “chicks”) which can be pulled up and replanted elsewhere to start new plants. These succulents can be used to create a table top centerpiece, and are great for home or office. They make great container gardening addtitions for patios, desks or any bright location.

Common Name: Hen and Chicks
Plant Type: Perennial

  • Light: Full Sun
  • Height: 2″
  • Space: 4-6″
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Water: Allow soil to dry between waterings
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Evergreen, Succulent
Design Use: Combination Containers, Container, Ground Cover
Growth Habit: Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Flowering): Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage): Spring, Summer, Fall

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