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Chick Charms® Gold Nugget Hens & Chicks

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Chick Charms Gold Nugget Sempervivum Main

The World’s first gold foliage sempervivum, ‘Gold Nugget’ has extreme vigor and is hardy in zones 3-9. Eye-catching gold color with dark pink edges is exclusive to the Chick Charms® program. Sempervivum are also technically evergreen, meaning the leaves do not fall off during winter months. This customer favorite was awarded Best New Perennial for 2019 at the IPM Show in Essen, Germany!

These drought tolerant perennials thrive in poor soil conditions such as sandy and low nutrients. Plant these in rock gardens, as ground covers, in retaining walls, or in patio planters. Hens and chicks do well in full sun or partial shade, so be sure these get at least 5 hours of direct sunlight a day. In general, the more sunlight the better as it actually helps bring out the color in the plant the more sunlight it gets. In the summer, these bloom with pink flowers.

Chick Charms Gold Nugget Care

Be sure to plant in well-drained soil. That is the most important factor when trying to grow Sempervivum. Watering is not required once established except during periods of drought. Immediately after transplanting or planting, water generously. You may also separate hens and chicks to create new plants. In order to do that, divide the plants anytime during the spring/summer growing season. 

Chick Charms Gold Nugget Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Foliage Color(s): Yellow/Gold
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 2 Inches
Spread: 4 - 6 Inches
Soil Type: Gritty, Well-Draining Soils
Habit: Rosette
Watering: Dry, Moderate
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Uses: Indoor/Outdoor
Other Uses: Rock Garden, Waterwise Garden
Type: Succulent/Perennial
Scientific Name: Sempervivum 'Ruby Heart'
Common Name: Chick Charms Gold Nugget Hens & Chicks
Other Name(s): Hens & Chicks

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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: 7-10 business days

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

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
    • The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at info@plantaddicts.com)


  • 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

Fall into Winter

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


  • Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!

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 the beginning of the following week from your order date. We put together this helpful guide for 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.

2 Reviews - Chick Charms® Gold Nugget Hens & Chicks Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 1
    Gold Nugget

    Posted by Martha Barron on Jun 12th 2019

    The plant was flopping around in its planter, exposed roots... I planted it with the others I had ordered, and it promptly died. How disappointing. I also noticed the other two plants were in very wet soil.

  • 5
    can spot these from across the yard!

    Posted by reader123 on Apr 26th 2019

    I planted these on a retaining wall last summer, and the plants were immediately one of my favorite plants in the entire yard! My neighbors even complimented us on how great they look! I've never seen plants like this before. You would think they were either painted or fake. haha I'm very glad I bought these, and you can't beat the price! I'm planning on buying other colors this year!