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Black Hens And Chicks

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$35.49
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
  • Mature Spread 4 - 6 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Hens and Chicks are a low-maintenance succulent that is also rather hardy. The thick, pointed foliage grows in a lovely rosette formation. The nearly black foliage of Sempervivum 'Black' or Black Hens and Chicks has hints of green and purple. Flower spikes topped with white blooms emerge in the summer. This beauty does best with a certain degree of neglect and is effortless to maintain since it basically wants to be left alone.

Plant Black Hens and Chicks in mass plantings for a stunning look or use as a groundcover. This succulent makes a beautiful container plant that adds easy style to a patio table or outdoor space. Sempervivum produces offsets or pups, which are new plants that grow alongside the parent plant and create a dense and full planting. Offsets can be removed and grown as separate plants once they are large enough.

Black Hens and Chicks Care

Sempervivum thrives in a hot, dry spot with rocky, poor-quality soil. Plant Black Hens and Chicks in a well-draining mixture of compost and sand or place the plant on rocks. Water this plant once a week as needed. This plant would much rather be underwatered than overwatered, so err on the side of not waiting when deciding what to do.

Sempervivum will die back during the winter in cold regions and reemerge in the spring. The plant can spend the winter outdoors, or you can bring container-grown Hens and Chicks inside for the winter. Place the container in a sunny spot and water when the soil is completely dry.

Black Hens and Chicks Spacing

Black Hens and Chicks will grow 4 to 6 inches tall and spread out 6 to 8 inches. Space plants 6 to 8 inches apart, so the offshoots or baby plants will fill in the empty areas. The plants die back after they are done blooming, so remove the older plants, and the offshoots will take over and eventually send out offshoots of their own. Grow 2 to 3 Hens and Chicks in a 12-inch container.

Black Hens And Chicks Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 8 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: Frosty White
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Black, Green
Foliage Description: Nearly Black Foliage - Highlighted With Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Black Hens And Chicks
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: SEMPERVIVUM `BLACK`
SKU:
1231010552-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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