Small to Extra-Large Hens & Chicks

Jul 12th 2013

Small to Extra-Large Hens & Chicks

Hens and Chicks come in all shapes and sizes... well, they are generally the same shape, but they are available in a wide range of sizes. They grow from varieties smaller than a dime to plants that are bigger than your hand.

The tiny hens and chicks, like the jovibarba rollers (Hedge Hog above) and many arachnoideum varieties, are perfect for fairy gardens and delicate, indoor planters. They generally produce well and can quickly create a carpet of small rosettes.

Arachnoideum Hen and Chick Varieties

Sempervivum arachnoideum are the cobwebbed plants. They can grow in tumbling clumps. The small to tiny plants covered in fine white hairs that make them look like they are draped in cobwebs.

As you go up in size, there become more and more medium sized sempervivum plant varieties. In the medium sized plants you can find a stunning selection of colors. Growing past those you size you have some hens and chicks that are larger than many people imagine possible for these plants.

Extra Large Edge of Night Sempervivum

Extra large sempervivums can make great focal pieces in a planter. They also look amazing in a garden bed surrounded by smaller varieties. We often talk to people who have a perception of hens and chicks all being 3" green rosettes. Shock your friends by showing them the great semps in your garden... everything from teeny tiny red ones to extra large dark varieties like Edge of Night pictured above.

All Sizes of Hens and Chicks