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Sempervivum Black (Hens and Chicks)

This succulent perennial features a large rosette bearing bright green pointed leaves with dark burgundy tips and fine cilia on the edges. The entire rosette becomes purplish bronze in cooler weather. The large rosette- “Hen”- will produce small offshoots – “chicks”-, hence its common name. Slow growth rate.

Blooms early to midsummer
6 in tall x 6 in spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Low Moisture