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Sempervivum ‘Paricutin’
Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion Rosette

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 rosettes of light green, with distinctive pointy red leaf tips and backs. 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

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Light Green

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

Flower Head Size

   10-20 cm
   4-8 inches

   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches

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