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Peggy Hens and Chicks

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
  • Mature Spread 4 - 6 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Succulents have become very popular in the last few years, mainly due to the amazing structural details they have. Peggy is one of the most dramatic of the hardy succulents . The colors this Sempervivum has range from greens, oranges to reds to browns and are evergreen in all hardiness zones, from 3-8. The pink blooms add even more color and interest to this modestly spreading ornamental. Peggy Hens and Chicks will make a bold modern statement, growing in containers that are shallow as well as covering that hard to plant dry section of the garden.

Sempervivum are disease and deer resistant. They prefer an open, free draining soil that is not very fertile. A full sun position will keep Peggy colorful and blooming through the Summer months. Native to the mountains of Southern Europe, Sempervivum does not require much fertilizer or care. They will reproduce many tiny offset plants. These are the Chicks and can be easily transplanted to another pot or location at any time of the year. 

Peggy Hens and Chicks Care

Hens and Chicks require very little care. They thrive on low water either in a container or planted in the ground. They make interesting hanging basket partners with other hardy succulents. Also useful as a slow spreading ground cover in any dry, rocky parts of your garden. Full sun is the best position so that the plants stay vibrantly colored.

The only pruning needed for Peggy Hens and Chicks would be deadheading of any spent flower stems late in the summer. These plants can be divided at any time of the year. 

Peggy Hens and Chicks Spacing 

Initial spacing of 6 - 12 inches ensures that the plants fill in quickly. For the greatest impact, Hens and Chicks will perform well very closely planted in a container or hanging basket.

Peggy 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: 4 - 6 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 8 Inches
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color(s): Pink, Purple
Flower Description: Pink And Purple
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple, Red
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought, Salt
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Peggy Hens and Chicks
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: SEMPERVIVUM `PEGGY`

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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.