Need a quick centerpiece for a patio table? Just show off in a cluster of tightly packed rosettes of hen and chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) in small pots. The plant in the foreground grows in just enough soil to fill a 4-inch nursery pot, with small stones packed around it. The plants get a little gentle irrigation in the summer. DESIGN Tish Treherne. - See more at: http://westphoria.sunset.com/2015/02/16/7-easy-spring-planting-ideas-from-our-new-book/#sthash.uH9Vho5n.dpuf
Black Hens and Chicks - Sempervivum 'Black' ~ Mounding evergreen perennial; excellent planted in mass groupings. Foliage is bright yellow-green with tips edged in purple. Small flower spikes are frosty white. Useful in rocky areas. Grows best in well-drained soil.
framed hen and chicks plants I love these plants - I remember one that sat in the kitchen window when I was growing up. It has almost dies several times, but it is still the first plant I look for whenever I visit my mom.
Hens-and-chicks are a lot like potato chips -- you can’t stop with just one. These adorable, ground-hugging plants come in a wide assortment of shapes, sizes, and colors so they are super collectible. Each plant (the hen) sends out babies (the chicks) on short runners eventually forming a tight mat of pretty foliage.