Chick Charms® Berry Bomb™ (also known as S. 'Director Jacobs') (van der Steen): A year-round favorite for color and appearance. It is an eye-catching red and has lots of cupped leaves. A heavy lining of long, white cilia give the rosettes a frosty appearance. This variety closes into a ball and deepens to purple in winter. Bright sunlight will help it express its brightest pigments. Sold in single container.
Hens & Chicks need plenty of outdoor sunlight to show their best colors and maintain a tight rosette form. They thrive in gritty, well-draining soils and pots with drainage holes. They produce new offsets or "chicks" on stolons. These chicks can be left to form tidy clusters or removed to share and transplant.
Sempervivum do most of their growing in the spring and summer, and will thrive with weekly watering and afternoon shade if temperatures exceed 80F. They are incredibly frost hardy and will happily overwinter under an insulating blanket of snow. Protect from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.
COLOR - PRIMARY: Red / Burgundy
COLOR - SECONDARY: Orange / Copper
BLOOM COLOR: Pink Bloom
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 5 (-20F)
RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS: Filtered / Partial Sun, Full Sun
MAXIMUM HEIGHT: Under 3"
MAXIMUM ROSETTE SIZE: 3"-4"
GROWTH HABIT / SHAPE: Rosette
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC: Easy to Propagate, Pet Safe