Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum, are a hardy plant that is extremely easy to grow. The plants can tolerate poor soil and are drought tolerant. They will also spread easily (although they are not invasive). The hens are the large part of the plant, and the babies are the chicks, which is how the plants spread. Most hens and chicks can grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 8. Some can survive in zones 2 and 9 as well. Most people think of these plants as succulents, but they are actually in the stonecrop family.
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