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Chick Charms® Giants Glacier Blue Hens and Chicks

Chick Charms

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$27.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height Up to 3 Inches
  • Mature Spread 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Glacier Blues Hens and Chicks is a dramatic addition to the Chick Charms® Giants collection. Giant may be an understatement, as these hardy succulents reach 10 inches across. They will form dense ground cover for tough spots in the garden or instantly spruce up a decorative planter on the patio or deck. Brilliant color is the number one reason to plant Glacier Blues. The glaucous modified leaves turn tones of rosy red as the weather cools in fall and continue to deepen through the winter.  

Glacier Blues Hens and Chicks has few problems with pests or diseases and is exceptionally tolerant of deer and rabbit browsing. These succulents work well in rock gardens, moderate slopes, and hot, dry, difficult-to-plant locations. They form a dense mat of plants that are easy to divide as needed. Shallow tabletop planters or window boxes are ideal to display the geometric and intriguing colors of Hens and Chicks and and allow easy year-round care. 

Chick Charms® Giants Glacier Blues Hen and Chicks Care

Unlike other succulent plants, Glacier Blues Hens and Chicks do not depend on sun exposure to maintain their brilliant foliage hues. The cold weather of late fall and winter increases the amount of red and pink tints in the foliage. Choose a location with excellent drainage and at least 6 hours of direct sun exposure for best growth. Glacier Blues will appreciate some protection from the hottest part of the day in zones 8-9, so placement in early morning or late afternoon sun is ideal. Water once a week until the plants are well established. Mulch the shallow root zone with pea gravel or partially decomposed arborist chips.

Hens and Chicks will periodically set offshoots, known as chicks. These small plants can be left attached to the mother plant to expand the planting or may be removed and planted in other areas. No seasonal pruning is required for Glacier Blues, making this plant an exceptionally low-maintenance choice for a first-time gardener. Flower stalks can be removed after blooming along with the hen once it dies back. 

Hens and Chicks are some of the most cold hardy plants for the garden, needing only good drainage to survive winters in the coldest USDA growing zones. 

Chick Charms® Giants Glacier Blues Hens and Chicks Spacing

The large size of Giants Glacier Blues makes it ideal to plant singly in a container with an 8-10 inch diameter or a 1-gallon capacity. Space garden-grown plants 12 inches apart to quickly form a dense ground cover.

Chick Charms® Giants Glacier Blue Hens and Chicks Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: Up to 3 Inches
Mature Spread: 12 Inches
Spacing: 10 Inches
Habit: Dwarf
Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Red
Foliage Description: Gray blue edges with a rose center
Seasonal Interest: 3 Season Interest
Watering:
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Groundcovers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Chick Charms
Common Name: Chick Charms® Giants Glacier Blue Hens and Chicks
Other Name(s): Hen and Chicks
Scientific Name: Sempervivum 'Giant Glacier Blue' PPAF
SKU:
SEMGB

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 Know 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 Know 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 Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 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 Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 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 Know 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 Know 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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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.