Friday, June 13, 2014

Chicken & Hens Plants - They're Cool!

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Chicken & Hens Plants
(a.k.a. Hens & Chicks
or Sempervivum)

This plant has always reminded me of a cactus but it is actually a ground hugging "houseleek" (source Wikipedia).
This fun plant is literally the easiest to grow and watching it spread is so enjoyable!  It grows well in bad soil and around rocky areas.

(all pictures were taken by me - Angie Ouellette-Tower and all plants were grown in my garden) (please see copyright at the bottom of this post).
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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Look at how easy it is to start a new cluster of Hens & Chicks
- simply (and gently) pull one flower out of a cluster (see picture below on the left)
- pull all the way out (see the long root in the picture below on the right)
- then plant (that's all! - make sure that the root goes deep enough in the ground)

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

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  1. Simply beautiful plants! i love the cluster look and color. thanks for coming to my Fabulous Friday Party
    Hugs Maria

  2. I love this plant, I use it in my planters all the time. Thank you for sharing on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

  3. Beautiful plant! Pinned. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. It is always a pleasure to have you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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