Hens & Chicks Collection

Hens & Chicks Collection

  • Light

    Full Sun
  • Size

    2" Pot
  • Zone

  • Bloom Time

    Early to late summer
  • Height

    2 - 6 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • Planter Friendly

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Hens & Chicks Collection Description

These Amazing Plants Thrive Indoors or Out!
Hens & Chicks provide year-round beauty to both your garden and your home. Extremely hardy and easy to grow, these colourful succulents won't lose their leaves in winter, so you can bring them inside for a lovely off-season houseplant, or just leave them in the ground—they are tough and winter hardy in zones 3-8! Even in heat, drought and poor soil, Hens & Chicks require very little water and minimum maintenance. For best performance and colour, all they need is plenty of sunshine.

Abundant Colour and Texture for Mixed Containers, Ground Covers and More
Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum) are quite versatile and spread quickly, filling in rock gardens or edging along walkways. The main rosettes, known as the "hens," produce smaller rosettes, or "chicks." Because of their short roots, your Hens and Chicks will arrive in shallow pots, with one hen and 2-3 chicks each. Be sure to replant them in the ground or another pot as soon as possible. You can "pick a chick" at any time to plant in additional locations. Just stick the rosette in the ground and watch it take off!

This collection includes 1 each of the following varieties:

  • Spumanti: Small rosettes feature fine, silvery hairs that join together like a spider web among bright green, succulent foliage. Pink, bell-shaped flowers bloom in early to late summer. Grows 4" tall.

  • Rita Jane: Jumbo-size, rosettes reach 5" across at maturity! Grey-green foliage has a rosy base and matching red leaf tips. Grows 4-6" tall.

  • Green Wheels: Layer after layer of apple green leaves form a dense carpet of medium-to-large, pointy rosettes. Early summer brings plenty of pink, bell-shaped flowers. Grows 3-4" tall.

  • Emerald Empress: Deep silvery green rosettes get a bronze tint in cooler months. Short spikes of pastel flowers appear in early to late summer. Grows 2-4" tall.

  • Red Rubin: Delightfully different! Burgundy rosettes have a hint of green peeking out from the tightly packed leaves. Grows 4-6" tall.


  • Botanical NameCollection of various Sempervivum
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone3-8
  • Flowering TimeEarly to late summer
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Flower ColorCollections of various items
  • Flower FormVarious forms
  • Foliage TypeVarious colors and rosettes
  • Growth RateSlow
  • Height/Habit2 - 6 inches
  • Spread5 - 36 inches
  • Planting InstructionsPlant same level as it is in container and 5 - 36" apart
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningNot needed

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Upon placing your order you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a shipping estimate. You will also receive an email notification when your order actually ships with an updated arrival estimate. If you have ordered multiple items, you may receive them in more than one shipment. We will send you a separate email confirming each shipment.

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The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx based on your hardiness zone.. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.

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We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

SPRING Shipping Schedule

  • Bareroot Perennials & Bulbs
    Zones Shipping Dates
    3-4 3/22/23 - 6/24/23
    5 3/15/23 - 6/24/23
    6 3/7/23 - 6/24/23
    7 3/1/23 - 6/24/23
    8 2/22/23 - 6/24/23
    9-10 2/15/23 - 6/24/23
    Last Order Date 6/20/2023
  • House Plants
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3AB - 6AB 4/11/23 - 6/3/23 6/14/2023
    7AB - 10AB 3/14/23 - 6/3/23 6/14/2023
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    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
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    6A 3/7/23 - 5/20/23 5/16/23
    6B 2/28/23 - 5/20/23 5/16/23
    7A - 7B 2/21/23 - 5/20/23 5/16/23
    8A - 8B 2/14/23 - 4/29/23 4/25/23
    9A - 10B 2/7/23 - 4/29/23 4/25/23
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