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Chick Charms® Cranberry Cocktail™ Succulent Sempervivum - grown in a 3.5" Pot

Chick Charms® Cranberry Cocktail™ Succulent Sempervivum - grown in a 3.5" Pot

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You will receive one live plant grown in a 3.5” pot. This plant will be carefully packaged and shipped bare root.

Chick Charms® Cranberry Cocktail™: Dark red rosettes with green tips. Best planted in clusters, Sempervivum throw new offsets (chicks) each spring. Once a plant blooms, it dies, but the chicks carry on for future years, maturing and making their own offsets. Common names are 'Hens & Chicks' and 'Houseleeks'.

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® Cranberry Cocktail™ 

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Foliage Color(s): Green/Burgundy
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 2 Inches
Spread: 4 - 6 Inches
Soil Type: Gritty, Well-Draining Soils
Habit: Rosette
Watering: Dry, Moderate - Allow soil to dry between waterings
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Uses: Indoor/Outdoor
Other Uses: Rock Garden, Waterwise Garden
Type: Succulent/Perennial
Common Name: Chick Charms® Cranberry Cocktail™ Hens & Chicks
Other Name(s): Hens & Chicks. Houseleeks
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