Dark purple tipped edges give this classic perennial a distinctive look. Black Hens and Chicks has the traits that have made Hens and Chicks a classic ground cover and container plant. It's drought tolerant, deer resistant and easy to grow, even in poor soils. The fascinating plant has small rosettes that continually multiply until an area of your flower bed, rock garden or container are spilling over with color and texture. The parent rosettes are the "hens" while the smaller rosettes are the "chicks." This winter-hardy succulent grows in zones 3-8 and doesn't lose its leaves in the winter. Ships in 2" pot. Sempervivum 'Black'
Planting InstructionsPlant in sandy soil at the same depth of the pot.
Winter CareNo additional winter care is needed if planted in the ground. If planted in containers, move indoors or to a cool garage.
Flower FormFlower-like clusters of varying sized rosettes
Foliage TypeRosettes gray-green with dusty rose leaf tips
Soil RequirementWater plants thoroughly after planting or transplanting, then allow soil to dry slightly between each watering. Well drained soil. Water when soil is mostly dry.
Watering RequirementOnly water when soil is mostly dry.
PruningNo need to prune
Additional InformationHens, the larger rosettes, generally only live for three years before they die,they produce a center stalk that flowers. Once the flower fades the rosette dies. The empty spot is quickly fill with chicks.
Unique CharactersticsYear round interest. Easy to grow. No additional care needed after planting.