Cobweb Hens and Chicks

Cobweb Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb'

$15.00

Among the easiest plants to grow. Especially lovely with its tight rosettes of cobwebbed foliage. The large “mother” (Hen) rosette spreads in all directions by stems to form “offspring” (Chicks). In summer a thick flowering stalk rises out of the center of the hen rosette and blooms showy pink flowers. Hen-and-chicks tolerate heat, drought and neglect with style. Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 0.33 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 1 ft FLOWER Summer, Pink
ZONE 2 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Succulent leaves covered in silver hairs

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border or edging plant

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Invasive:

Invasive

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in summer

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Requires average moist, well-drained conditions

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant

Soil Acidity:

Does best in sandy soils

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Does not require much pruning except to remove dieback

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Young leaves and shoots - raw; They can be eaten in salads. The juice of the leaves is used as a refreshing drink or are used for their cooling and astringent effect, being applied externally to soothe many skin conditions.

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

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Pot Size

#1 Pot