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Chick Charms® Butterschotch Baby™ Hens & Chicks Succulent Cold-Hardy Sempervivum - grown in a 4" Pot

Chick Charms® Butterschotch Baby™ Hens & Chicks Succulent Cold-Hardy Sempervivum - grown in a 4" Pot

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You will receive one live plant grown in a 4" 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.

Chick Charms® Butterscotch Baby™ (aka S. 'Hordubal') are an eye-catching cultivar with striking red, purple, pink, and golden tones. This is a succulent with medium-sized rosettes (5-6 inches).  Butterscotch Baby™ tends to show its deepest purples in the winter and in spring begins to lighten to yellow and gold. 

Common Name: Hen and Chicks
Plant Type: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Max Height: 2 – 3 Inches
Max Spread: 12 Inches
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color: Red, Purple, Pink, and gold tones
Soil Moisture Needs: Dry, Moderate
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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