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Hens & Chicks SUPERSEMPS®


Plate-sized (8–12″) “hens” will surround themselves with “baby chicks”. Slower to flower than other sempervivums. ‘Emerald’ is silver-green. Colorfast in warm climates.

Sunset Zones


USDA Zones

Hardy to -30°F to -20°F USDA zones 4–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 9a

Hens & Chicks SUPERSEMPS® Features

Plant Dimensions

4–8" H x 10–14" W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Garden Bed, Houseplant, Rock Gardens

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Year-Round Interest


Colorfast in full sun

Flowering Season


Hens & Chicks SUPERSEMPS® Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer at 1/2 strength during growing season


No pruning needed


Well-drained garden soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 98108 is located in Zone: 9a with a temperature range of: 20 to 25 °F.