Joy Creek Nursery

232-033   Sempervivum transcaucasicum     ( Hens and chicks )

Sempervivum transcaucasicum
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Hens and chicks are understandably popular evergreen plants. Children find the rosettes of thick, fleshy leaves fascinating especially as they observe the plant increase by forming lookalike offsets. Modern gardeners have found ways to extend their gardens by growing them in containers and in limited growing spaces such as gaps in walls. Sempervivum transcaucasicum is native to Turkey and the Georgian Caucasus Mountains. The rounded, yellow green leaves (often blushed with peach tones) come to a decided point and are fringed with curious white bristles along their margins. The reddish flowering stem stands about 7 inches in height topped with dense cymes of star-shaped flowers. Individual rosettes measure 1 1/2 to 3 inches in width. Rosettes will die once they have flowered, but, never fear, the space will soon be filled with new offsets. Photo courtesy of Tamara Paulat.

Summer.  7 in. x Spreading.

White flowers

Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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