Sempervivum Purple Passion
Sempervivum Purple Passion

Sempervivum Purple Passion

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Hens-and-Chicks
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/9W Exposure: Full Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Height: 3-4" Spacing: 8-12"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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This Hens-and-Chicks features medium-size, dark purple rosettes with a touch of green in the centers. 'Purple Passion' contrasts nicely with other Sempervivums and low-growing Sedums, or grow as a specimen in a favorite container. The name of this genus was derived by Pliny from semper vivo and means, literally, live forever. Although each leaf rosette dies after flowering, there always seems to be an abundance of new offsets (the "chicks") to take its place. These fleshy, evergreen plants are invaluable, carefree elements for troughs, rock gardens, or wall crevices. They are content in average to poor soil as long as it is very well-drained and in full sun. It's hard to limit yourself to just one variety.




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Beautiful and Fast Growing!

Kevin from Bristol, CT

I went to White Flower Farm last Spring and bought "Pluto" which sadly died because I gave it fertilizer. This Spring I went back and bought "Purple Passion" and "Green Wheel". They look beautiful together in a teracotta pot with little care on my part. There's noticeable growth every few days! They have a lot of "chicks" too. Thanks White Flower Farm! You got me loving Succulents!

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Growing guide

Growing guide

PRONUNCIATION: sem-per-vie'vum  

CULTURE: Sempervivum plants need full sun. Plants prefer average to rather poor, sandy or rocky soil, which must drain quickly. Do not fertilize. Space 6" apart. Plants have few problems except when soil is too heavy or too damp. In Europe, plants are often grown tucked into corners of rooftops, without the benefit of any soil at all. That led to another common name, Houseleeks.

SUGGESTED USE: In rock gardens, trough gardens, wall crevices, dry gardens, edging, in strawberry jars or other containers.

"Sempervivum" means "lives forever," which plants seem to do under the correct conditions. The original rosette of leaves dies after it flowers, two, three, or more years after planting. But by then, new offsets are already there to take the place of the mother plant. "Hens and Chickens" refers to the fact that a mature clump reminds one of a hen surrounded by her chicks.

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