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Sempervivum 'Peggy'

Peggy Hens and Chicks, Peggy Houseleek, Red Hens and Chicks

Main interest:
great texture and colour, drought tolerant, poor soil, very hardy
full sun
Soil humidity:
dry soil; well drained
Growth type:
slow running
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
July to August
purple turning deep red to dark brown
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 in (15 cm) width: 8 in (20 cm)
border, alpine and rock gardens, ground cover, edging, planters, containers, xeriscaping

Sempervivum ‘Peggy’ is a mat forming perennial succulent. It features evergreen rosettes of dark rich tones that change with the season. Rosettes are deep purple in the spring, turning dark red in summer, and shades of rich brown and mahogany in the fall and winter. As the colour responds to temperature changes, Sempervivums have great personality in the garden throughout the year. The “mother’ rosette spreads runners radially to form its clutch of “chicks” in an ever expanding circle. It features unusual clusters of pink star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage on sturdy stocks in mid summer. As with all Semperviviums are extremely drought tolerant once established, and survives in rough souls in near neglect. That said; make sure there is always adequate drainage, as it doesn’t like wet feet. This red hens and chicks is both deer and rabbit resistant.

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