Sempervivums, the iconic houseleek, are making a welcome return to our gardens, as gardeners realise that they are a real multipurpose plant.
However, these days, they're not just the old green things that populated parks and rockeries back in the seventies...there's a whole new range of colours to captivate and fascinate.
Introducing Chick CharmsŪ - a series of collectable Hens & Chicks plants, colourful hardy Sempervivums which are the perfect way to introduce an entirely new generation of kids and teenagers to the benefits that gardening can bring to our lives. These simple plants are ideal for any level of gardener; easy to grow and a doddle to maintain.
Curated from five years of trials at the nursery of renowned sedum expert Chris Hansen, these collectable Chick CharmsŪ each come with their own colourful, unique information tag, making them the horticultural version of a collectable charm bracelet. As Chris continues to add two to three new varieties to the series each year, gardeners will constantly be searching for the next Chick CharmsŪ to complete their collection and this year's must-have has got to be the extraordinary 'Gold Nugget' with fiery orange tips to its golden yellow leaves - sure to be in demand, so don't miss out!
Be part of this succulent revolution and buy yours now - let yourself be won over by these fascinating, low-maintenance perennials.
Sempervivums form rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and are low growing, making them a welcome addition to any garden because of their colours and diversity of form. Also known as 'Hen and Chicks' because the freely produced offsets gather around the mother plant in much the same way as chicks around a mother hen. Sempervivums are drought tolerant and will take a roothold in the narrowest of cracks - hence their common name, as they were once used to plug gaps in leaking roofs.
Really easy to grow and a favourite with kids, Sempervivums require a well-drained soil in full sun, tolerating drought when established.
Supplied as a collection of 6 plants, 1 each of:
Gold Nugget - the most unsual form ever! Flame orange tipped yellow leaves
Appletini - Emerald Green with chocolate tips
Bing Cherry - One of the darkest with Deepest Chocolate
Cinnamon Starburst - Green with cinnamon outer leaflets
Cherry Berry - Cherry red
Cranberry Cocktail - Green-tipped, deep plum coloured leaves
Please note that leaf colour is dependant on temperature and light, so may vary in intensity throughout the year.