Our Interesting Hens & Chicks
A Creek Hill CUSTOM MIX of named varieties with different colors, patterns, and textures to bring out the fullest color contrast.
A dramatic BICOLOR Sempervivum with fiery orange and yellow tones.
More like the spokes on a wheel, OPEN ROSETTES have longer, more sparsely spaced leaves. As a result, Silverine looks more daisy-like.
A TIGHT ROSETTE packs shorter leaves around the hidden stem, which showcases the Sempervivum pattern. It’s a form that somewhat resembles a sunflower swirl.
Braunii MASSES its rosettes by generating lots of chicks, piling into a group rather than featuring a large dominant hen. Others send out only one or two large pups.
‘Killer’ starts with CENTER STAINING. The red core forms a glowing heart. Some varieties keep a sharp two-tone edge between the red and green, while others blend their colors as they change.
‘Kimono’ STAINS INWARD. The dark tips create changing picotee edges that trace the outlines of the leaves, highlighting the spear or spade-shaped tip of each leaf.
‘Mont Ventoux’ keeps its TIP STAIN IN PLACE, remaining constant as the seasons change.
A RED like ‘Peggy’ is probably the most desirable color. Red can vary from bright candy red to deep burgundy. Oftentimes, the red changes to purple or green with the seasons.
GREEN has a wide range from the lime of ‘Limelight’ to the mint of ‘Mont Ventoux’ to the olive of ‘Kalinda’. Other colors build upon the foundation set by green.
Sempervivums with GRAY HUES like ‘Hart’ have a refined powdery coating to soften their color. Sometimes hints of blue or tones of purple appear.
The TUBULAR LEAVES of ‘Oddity’ are not usually seen in Sempervivum. These quilled leaves grow much like a pincushion and the tips are usually open.
The FUZZY hens of ‘Nelda’ have extra texture with fine hair completely coating the plant and frosting the purple tips.
‘Black’ is a COLOR CHANGER. Dark tips progress during the year, lightly staining the edges. The plant eventually grows black with a green heart in the center, then reverts back to mostly green.