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Black Hens And Chicks

Sempervivum 'Black'

Pronunciation: sem-per-VEE-vum
SKU #06559
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Slowly spreads, reaching 4 to 6 in. tall, 12 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Cranesbill (Geranium); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum); Aster (Aster); Yarrow (Achillea)
CARE
Care 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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.