Sempervivum tectorum


Commonly known as Hen 'n Chicks.  We're going to have a flower!!  How cool is that?

And this poor hen was neglected, left to fend for itself all winter in this pot.  Poor thang.  As you can see, it has bounced back and is doing surprisingly well.

I should have a flower update in a few days.   :-)


17 comments:

  1. Love Hens & Chicks. Used to have some around the base of our windmill. They were spreading too much and Jim decided to thin them out. He got a little carried away and now I have none. :( Can't wait to see they flower!

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  2. My mother ALWAYS had these growing in a rock wall in front of the house I grew up in. I hadn't thought about them in years!

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  3. I never knew hens & chickens would bloom. Can't wait to see a photo when you get one.

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  4. Very interesting little plant you've got there! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it flowers :)

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  5. I had a friend give me some hen and chicks last year that I planted along side of our house... Hubby put down new mulch this year and only two of the hen and chicks are peeking through the mulch. Hoping a few more pop up.

    Di

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  6. We had hens and chicks at our house in PA but I never had one flower. I had no idea....

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  7. Love those but I don't think I have ever seen the flower. Can't wait to see it. Hmmmm, may have to make a trip to the greenhouse!

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  8. I didn't know those flowered. Can't wait to see it.

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  9. What an interesting name for a plant. I love the translation of hen and chicks too. LOL Can't wait to see the flower you get from this one!

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  10. They are pretty hardy aren't they?

    Love the pink flowers, to cute and spiky.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  11. I must try not watering my plants :)

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  12. I'll be interested to see what that flower looks like. My 40 year old cactus is blooming today. Odd bloom, but your post has reminded me to go snap a photo.. Perhaps the heat and drought is good for these blossoms.

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  13. Cool! Will the bloom be red?
    I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  14. Wow! I've had hen and chicks for years. and they have never bloomed - what a pretty flower it has. So please share your secret - is it in full sun, partial sun? I want my hen and chicks to bloom dangit!

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  15. After perhaps 8 years of growth without flowers, I was stunned to see this sedum flower this year. Cool.

    My websearch today says that the 'hen' will die after flowering. Not cool.

    I love the plant & how it clings to the side of my planter. I'd forgo flower if it didn't have to die.

    Ah well, such is life.

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  16. What causes my hen&chickens to get ready to bloom and then just dry up and turn brown and dry ?thank you !
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  17. How can I make them bloom?

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