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Sempervivum Red Beauty 1 gal

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Description

Red Beauty Hens And Chicks

Sempervivum 'Red Beauty'

Plant Height: 3 inches

Flower Height: 12 inches

Spacing: 10 inches

Sunlight: full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: House Leek

Description:

A lovely perennial succulent that is very hardy and drought tolerant; this variety had a symmetrical round shape and each rosette can grow to 4.5 inches in diameter; a dusty gray green foliage with dazzling red tips; ideal for rock gardens and containers

Ornamental Features

Red Beauty Hens And Chicks is primarily valued in the garden for its distinctive form, with the flower stalks towering over the foliage. It features unusual clusters of fuchsia star-shaped flowers with burgundy bracts rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive succulent pointy leaves emerge light green in spring, turning grayish green in colour with prominent red tips throughout the season. The brick red stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Red Beauty 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
Red Beauty Hens And Chicks is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Rock/Alpine Gardens
Border Edging
General Garden Use
Container Planting


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