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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Tags: chicks, and, Hens

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 Lyn - Sydney on March 6, 2012 at 1:16am
Cynthia, sorry I meant to reply earlier about the pink flowering sedum that I posted a photo of a few pages back, it is called 'kamshaticum variegated'. It grows to about 8" in height.
Comment by Lyn - Sydney on March 6, 2012 at 1:08am
Oh yeah Bonnie, I pulled out a whole clump that was starting to surround one of my roses. I literally threw it across the garden intending to retrieve it for the compost bin. I went indoors and forgot all about it, a week later it had embedded itself and put down roots exactly where I had thrown it! Didn't have the heart to disturb it again. Wish all plants grew that well don't you!
Comment by Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA on March 6, 2012 at 1:03am

Mary, your best bet is to change the soil they're in; lots of pebbles and sand. They actually trive in very poor soil.  Then just admire with no fussing~  ;)

Comment by Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA on March 6, 2012 at 12:56am

Birdie, LOVE your windowsill planter!

Hi Robin~ glad you started this group, yay! There are a lot of us sedum lovers out here to get your info from.  Yes, they're prolific growers, but the great thing is they pull out easily since they don't have a deep root system.  I'm always yanking one or another of them and tossing somewhere else to grow.

They do prefer sun but will tolerate shade.  They won't usually bloom in the shade, tho.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 5, 2012 at 7:45pm

That is cool, keeping summertime with you all year. I received some starts last year from friends here on G-S I rushed to get them potted and then put into the ground in my winter holding area in the garden. I can't wait until spring to see if they survived.

Comment by Connie Giacobbi on March 5, 2012 at 7:19pm

No I don't think so but my daughter wanted something she could have on her desk at work so I planted her a small bowl.  Then it kinda grew from there.  Have about 5 mini gardens in bowls now.  LOL

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 5, 2012 at 7:12pm

Connie, were they zone sensitive?

Comment by Connie Giacobbi on March 5, 2012 at 6:49pm

http:home.howstuffworks.com/stonecrop.htm   Tells about Stonecrops.

Comment by Connie Giacobbi on March 5, 2012 at 6:21pm

Another good site for nice plants is "Simply Succulents"  just google them.  They have some great ideas on there too!

Comment by Connie Giacobbi on March 5, 2012 at 6:17pm

Robin that is a verigated sedum  This is my first attempt at trying to keep them inside during the winter.  Some faired better than others.

 

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