Ruby Hearts Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum 'Ruby Hearts'

Emerald green leaves with ruby red accents form open rosettes that deepen in color towards the centers. In summer, older rosettes send out thick stems topped with clusters of small purple blooms. Younger rosettes fill in to form a colorful clump. Adds excellent texture and color to containers and rock gardens. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationsem-per-VEE-vum
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 4 in. tall, up to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
Companion PlantsBlue Fescue (Festuca); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Sedum (Sedum); Phlox (Phlox); Carpet Bugle (Ajuga)

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. Remove older rosettes as they decline to allow the younger rosettes to fill in. Foliage coloration may fluctuate seasonally. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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