|Hen and Chicks|
|Country of Origin:||(BE) Belgium
|Year of registration:||1981|
|Size:||Small 1/2" to 2 1/2"
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Other: The soil type will depend on what your weather conditions are like. Just make sure it drains well.
Other: Downy rosettes washed with plum.
Does not like wet feet
|Pests and Diseases:||Pest resistant
|Availability:||Easy to find
Possible skin irritant to some people
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
|Uses:||Provides winter interest
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifing seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
|Propagation: Other methods:||Offsets
|Containers:||Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 22, 2012 9:07 PM
This semp has been with me for a little over a year now. I now see why it is a much loved variety. It's spring color is so lively and bring light and color to the area it is growing in.
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