Joy Creek Nursery

232-035   Sempervivum 'Jolly Green Giant'     ( Hen and chicks )

Sempervivum 'Jolly Green Giant'
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Hen and chicks are deservedly popular: they are evergreen, hardy, colorful, mostly carefree and can grow in a variety of conditions. Many young gardeners have rediscovered how easy and rewarding they are. Sempervivum 'Jolly Green Giant' is a hybrid made by Dr. C.W. Nixon in 1969. Perhaps one reason it has remained in the trade for so long is the regularity of its leaves which are very uniform in appearance and come to a sharp central point. The leaves are grey green with a blush of pink, especially near their tips. There is pale marbling in the upper part of the leaves. The young rosettes (chicks) are red purple when they are young.

Summer.  x Spreading

Rose flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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