Chick Charms® Gold Dust Hens and Chicks

Chick Charms

$15.49
Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$15.49
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height Under 3"
  • Mature Spread 5 - 6 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

The Chick Charms® Gold Dust Hens and Chicks show off changing, vibrant colors all year round. Bright golden-yellow tones in the spring slowly transition into deep orange by summer and continue to evolve into a dark red by winter. A flower stalk rises from the center of the rosette in the summer, and pink flowers bloom. Also known as Sempervivum 'Gold Dust' PPAF, the plump succulent foliage is winter hardy and low maintenance. 

Feature this mat-forming plant in a rock garden or at the front of a mixed planting or border. The Gold Dust Hens and Chicks thrive in dry conditions, so ensure their companions have similar care needs. They also grow well in a container, which not only affords flexible placement options but also allows you to enjoy the uniquely variegated foliage up close. Grow the Chick Charms® Gold Dust as a perennial in zones 3 through 8.

Chick Charms® Gold Dust Hens and Chicks Care

Full sun and well-drained soil are necessary for Chick Charms® Gold Dust to thrive. The soil can be poor quality or have limited organic content, but a sandy mix that drains excess water is best. Only water when the soil is dried, as these succulents do not tolerate wet feet. An application of diluted fertilizer in the spring encourages new growth.

The ‘hens’ are short lived and die after flowering, but they send out offshoots (chicks) first. Remove dead hens to give the offshoots room to grow. Hens and chicks are winter hardy and can survive chilly weather, but make sure they are in a dry area. Lingering moisture at any time of year, but especially winter, is damaging.

Chick Charms® Gold Dust Hens and Chicks Spacing

The evergreen rosettes of the Gold Dust Hens and Chicks reach 2 to 3 inches tall and 5 to 6 inches wide. Space plants 5 inches apart to create a full and continuous planting.

Chick Charms® Gold Dust 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: Under 3"
Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Inches
Spacing: 5 Inches
Habit: Dwarf
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Orange, Red
Foliage Description: Warm orange and dark red
Seasonal Interest: 3 Season Interest
Watering: Low
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Combinations, Containers, Groundcovers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Chick Charms
Common Name: Chick Charms® Gold Dust Hens and Chicks
Other Name(s): Hen and Chicks
Scientific Name: Sempervivum 'Gold Dust' PPAF
SKU:
SEMGDP

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.