Sempervivum Chick Charms Autumn Apple
 Sempervivum 'Autumn Apple'  courtesy of Chick Charms

Hen's and Chicks, House Leek

'Autumn Apple' features brilliant, fast growing, olive green rosettes with intense burgundy to red apple margins that become more significant in cooler weather.

  • Height: 7.5 cm (3 in)
  • Spread: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of full sun
  • Leaf Colour: green and burgundy
  • Bloom Colour: pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Sempervivums in rock gardens, dry gardens, cracks and crevices, as edging or ground cover, or in containers. Indoors, try them in planters or troughs. They like full sun (6+ hours a day) to part sun (4-6 hours a day). Excellent drainage is essential, especially for plants in containers (drainage holes are a must, as is potting soil formulated for succulents). Let the soil go dry between thorough waterings. Neither deer or rabbits will eat them. If a plant starts to bloom the rosette will die. That is a normal part of their growth cycle. Remove the rosette after flowering and fill the space in with some fresh soil and plant a few of the smaller "babies" from the outside of the plant to fill  in the space. 


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