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.

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Flower Color

Foliage Color

Green and deep bronze

Plant Spread

6-12 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

6 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


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

Bloom Time

early to late summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests