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Black Hens And Chicks

Sempervivum 'Black'

SKU
06559
Mounding succulent perennial makes an excellent ground cover when planted in mass groupings. Foliage is an attractive bright green with tips edged in purple. Small flower spikes are frosty white. Thrives in lean, gravelly or rocky soils. Perfect for a container or trough garden. Works in small spaces; tuck among rockery or along pathways. Evergreen in mild winter areas.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationsem-per-VEE-vum
Average Size at MaturitySlowly spreads, reaching 4 to 6 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCranesbill (Geranium); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Aster (Aster); Yarrow (Achillea)

Thrives in lean, fast-draining soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established in landscape. Take care not to overwater. Foliage coloration may fluctuate seasonally. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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