Hens and Chicks Royal Ruby


This selection produces medium-sized rosettes where the leaves are long, slender, pointy, and are ruby red to smoky greyish-red. The Royal Ruby is a large size and will get to be a diameter of 7″-8″. This variety is a prolific variety and will produce lots of new chicks every spring.

Sempervivums are comprised of one large rosette called the “hen” which will then sprout many smaller rosettes around it called the “chicks”. As the plants age, the hen may die out and be replaced by the chicks. Plants can be easily divided and replanted. Particularly used for borders, containers, rock gardens, or as ground-covering. Sempervivums are monocarpic. Sempervivums do most of their growing in the Spring and Summer, and will thrive with weekly watering and afternoon shade.

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