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Chick Charms® Giants Glacier Blue Hens and Chicks

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  • 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
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

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
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   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
   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
   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
   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
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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. 

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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 a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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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