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Sempervivum Black

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Description

Plant Height: 5 inches

Flower Height: 12 inches

Spacing: 8 inches

Sunlight: full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: House Leek

Brand: Walters Gardens

Description:

A mat forming succulent perennial that has symmetrical rosettes of thick, fleshy bright green leaves accented with dark burgundy and black tips; takes on purplish-copper tones in cold weather; great for rock gardens or containers

Ornamental Features

Black Hens And Chicks is primarily valued in the garden for its distinctive form, with the flower stalks towering over the foliage. It attractive succulent pointy leaves are green in colour with prominent burgundy tips and tinges of black. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous burgundy in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Black Hens And Chicks is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Spreading
Black Hens And Chicks is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent
Rock/Alpine Gardens
Border Edging
General Garden Use
Container Planting

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