Go Back Hen and Chicks Emerald Empress

Sempervivum 'Emerald Empress'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Among the easiest plants to grow, Hen-and-chicks tolerate heat, drought and neglect with style.  Useful in rock gardens, container garden of all types, rooftop gardens and rock walls.  They form a low cushion or carpet of fleshy leaves, tiny new plants appearing in a circle around the mother in the middle.  Medium-sized rosettes of emerald green, flushed bronze in the cool months.  Short pastel flower spikes appear in summer.  Easily increased by just removing the small baby rosettes and replanting in a new location at almost any time.  After flowering, the mother rosette dies to leave room for the chicks: remove this by tugging gently at the base of the bloom stem.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Green and deep bronze

Plant Spread

6-12 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

6 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

2-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Rock Gardens, Container, Accent, Alpine and Rock, Edging, Evergreen, Drought tolerant

Bloom Time

early to late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests