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Hens and Chicks earned their popular name from their growth habit: the mother rosette (hen) sends off numerous offsets, clustering around her base like chicks. The offsets can be easily replanted or left to form a clumping mat. Hens and Chicks have been cultivated since ancient Rome, and the Romans brought them along to western Europe.  Hens and Chicks are perfect for rock gardens, rock walls, living walls, and living roofs.

Sempervivum tectorum 'Black', Black Hens and Chicks

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