Hen and Chicks, Stonecrops and Sedum

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Hen and Chicks, Stonecrops and Sedum

A happy place to come to, to discuss these amazing plants, with over 400 stonecrop and over 4000 Hen and Chick varieties we will be sure to have enough to talk about.

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does any one have different kins of hens and chicks 6 Replies

lIm looking for different kinds of hens and chicks does any one have any Continue

Started by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh. Last reply by John F zone 6 Cinti Oh Nov 16, 2012.

Inside Hens & Chicks 10 Replies

Since I live in the Midwest (think cold and snow), will Hens and Chicks survive indoors in a room with lots of windows?  I usually bring the pot into the garage over the winter and take it back…Continue

Started by Wendy Pritchett. Last reply by Elizabeth Fowler Sep 9, 2012.

Does anyone know what these are called? 8 Replies

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Started by Candi Kleis Maldonado. Last reply by Elizabeth Fowler Aug 26, 2012.

What's a stone Crop? I need to know. 15 Replies

Ok, now I have to write about something I don't anything about. So please someone tell me what a stonecrop is.Continue

Started by Kathy Tedrow. Last reply by E. Charleen. Harrell z7b Apr 21, 2012.

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Comment by Garden Girl on March 5, 2012 at 12:20pm

Mary, there are two that MAY have life in them, though doubtful.  They hate nice soil and water.  Try adding a ton of sand to the soil.  The arachnid or furry ones hold moisture in their texture, so can be even more susceptible to too much water.  To try and save the two, replant them ASAP and don't water them.

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on March 5, 2012 at 12:12pm

I do not have very good luck with hen and chicks. I had not been using a 'rocky' enough mix, and they just didn't like it. These pictures are before/after pics. There might be a little life in the one on the left, but I think planting them in strawberry jar w/attached saucer was not a good idea! :-D (And the aloe also died!)

Comment by Garden Girl on March 5, 2012 at 12:06pm

Birdie, is it Sedum hispanicum ‘Blue Carpet’ a.k.a. ‘Minus’ or ‘Purple Form’?  Common names include: Blue Carpet, Little Blue Spanish Stonecrop, Tiny Buttons Sedum.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 5, 2012 at 11:52am

Birdie, that is a cool plant. I love the way it looks like a lil shrub and it's sooo cute how you potted it.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 5, 2012 at 11:49am

Welcome to the group Mary.

Comment by Birdie Bauer on March 5, 2012 at 11:43am

Here is a picture of a very cool sedum. Wish I would have remembered name. Maybe you know it?

Comment by Birdie Bauer on March 5, 2012 at 11:43am

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 5, 2012 at 11:24am

Judith, when I am planting in my rock area, what I do is put a tsp of soil down then place the Hen and add another teaspoon of soil just to give it a good start. I'm guessing that it will work for sedum also.

Comment by Judith Kennedy Arthur Zn 7, AL on March 5, 2012 at 11:13am

When I lived in western NY, I had my sedum in the sun.  It bloomed better than what I have here in AL in the shade.  Moving it is probably a good idea.  I now need to go out and see what Lowe's has in this kind of plant.  I have a rocky, sunny area that we rescued from being a privet thicket.  Privet is a weed here.  I think the succulents would grow among the rocks that are too big to remove.

Comment by Garden Girl on March 5, 2012 at 11:02am

Take a start of some of your Sedum in the shade and put it in full sun.  You'll be amazed at the difference.  I know what you mean about it being one of the only things to grow in some areas.  We used to have a big, greedy maple tree.

 

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