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Sempervivum Red Heart

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Description

Red Heart Hens And Chicks

Sempervivum 'Red Heart'

Plant Height: 3 inches

Flower Height: 12 inches

Spacing: 10 inches

Sunlight: full sun

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: House Leek

Ornamental Features

Red Heart 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 pink star-shaped flowers with burgundy bracts rising above the foliage in mid summer. Its attractive succulent pointy leaves emerge grayish green in spring, turning light green in colour with prominent antique red tips throughout the season. The brick red stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

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

Rock/Alpine Gardens
Border Edging
General Garden Use
Container Planting

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