A classic succulent, Sunset Hens & Chicks offers a gorgeous combination of emerald green and red rosettes. For years, gardeners have treasured Hens & Chicks for their easy care and eye-catching rosettes that multiply every year. The larger rosettes are called the hens while the smaller rosettes are the chicks. These drought-tolerant , winter-hardy perennials provide year-round interest when grown as a ground cover in rock gardens or planted in the fronts of sunny borders. They also add charm to terra-cotta pots and other patio containers. These easy-care succulents are also a great plant to give to beginning or novice gardeners.
Planting InstructionsSet plant at same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly.
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 TypeDwarf variety with smaller rosettes of green and red
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 pruning needed.
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 filled with chicks.
Unique CharactersticsYear round interest. Easy to grow. No additional care needed after planting.