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Common Name: Hens-and-Chickens

Species Name: Sempervivum tectorum

Family Name: Crassulaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Europe
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Root rot in moist soil



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 1-foot diameter, 0.2-foot height
    • Leaves: Basal rosettes of gray green succulent leaves often tinged with red



Soil Preference Dry, well-drained
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 4
Notes Has basal rosette of succulent leaves; used in rock gardens, along the edge of borders and as a potted plant; hybridizes freely - many variants


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