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Sempervivum tectorum var. ‘Fair Lady’
Hen-and-chicks
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Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion Rosette
1.490.360

Among the easiest plants to grow, Hen-and-chicks tolerate heat, drought and neglect with style. Useful in rock gardens, container garden of all types, rooftop gardens and rock walls. Hundreds of varieties exist. All types form a low cushion or carpet of fleshy leaves, tiny new plants appearing in a circle around the mother in the middle. This selection has medium-sized rosettes of dark green with red tips, and hairs along the leaf edges. Short spikes of pastel flowers appear in summer. Easily increased by just removing the small baby rosettes and replanting in a new location at almost any time. After flowering, the mother rosette dies to leave room for the chicks: remove this by tugging gently at the base of the bloom stem.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Red
  Variegated

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches

Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches


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