- 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
|Flower Color(s): None
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Variegated
|Foliage Color(s): Orange, Red
|Foliage Description: Warm orange and dark red
|Seasonal Interest: 3 Season Interest
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|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
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.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Time of Order:
- 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.