Sempervivum Chick Charms Butterscotch Baby
Sempervivum 'Butterscotch Baby' photo courtesy of Chick Charms

Hens and Chicks, House Leeks

'Butterscotch Baby' has  candy apple red edges that blend into its butterscotch center. It has vibrant, year round colour.

  • Height: 5-7 cm (2-3 in)
  • Spread: 20-30 cm (8-12 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3-9
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: mid summer
  • Leaf Colour: butterscotch and red
  • Bloom Colour: pink
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees

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.