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Chick Charms® Grape Galaxy™ Purple Succulents - grown in a 4" Pot

Chick Charms® Grape Galaxy™ Purple Succulents - 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.

Sempervivum 'Chick Charms Grape Galaxy™'
Chick Charms Grape Galaxy™ Hens & Chicks has vibrant dark pink edges.

Extreme vigor and hardiness in zones 3-8 means this pot of purple fits right in with the rest of the Chick Charms® rainbow.

Grown in a 4 inch pot.

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: Pink Shades
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

Hens & Chicks need plenty of outdoor sunlight to show their best colors and maintain a tight rosette form. They thrive in gritty, well-draining soils and pots with drainage holes. They produce new offsets or "chicks" on stolons. These chicks can be left to form tidy clusters or removed to share and transplant.

Sempervivum do most of their growing in the spring and summer, and will thrive with weekly watering. They are incredibly frost hardy and will happily overwinter under an insulating blanket of snow. Protect from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.

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