Sempervivum - Mixed Varieties

Hen and Chicks

Evergreen Groundcover, Perennial

Hen and chicks (Sempervivum) are an extremely easy to grow succulent. Excellent in a container, as an edging, or mix several varieties for a lovely foliage tapestry and small scale groundcover.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Low


Size: 3 - 6 tall x 12 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, Brown / Chocolate, Burgundy / Maroon

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat, Tough / Fool-Proof

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: ground hugger, matrix / mingler
Plant Behavior: Clumping
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos