Purple Beauty Hens and Chicks


Hens and Chicks are some of the most familiar garden perennials. They form a low clump of fleshy leaves where tiny new plants will appear in a circle around the mother, which is in the middle. This variety “Purple Beauty” produces rosettes that are a frosty bluish green with bronzy-purple tips that are pronounced during the colder months. They are medium in size, semi-open, and have leaves with deep purple tips and green centres.

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.

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