Succulents

Krebs Desert Bloom Hens and Chicks

Sempervivum hybrid 'Krebs'
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POS ID: 161215
This handsome, mounding succulent adds exotic texture and color wherever it is featured. Foliage coloration can fluctuate with green and deep purple-red tones seasonally. Clumping rosettes make an excellent waterwise groundcover when planted en masse. Well-suited to containers and rock gardens. Evergreen in mild winter climates.
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Container Size:
1 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Drought Tolerant Color
  • Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
  • Espalier, Kitchen Garden, Mass Planting, Specimen

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This handsome, mounding succulent adds exotic texture and color wherever it is featured. Foliage coloration can fluctuate with green and deep purple-red tones seasonally. Clumping rosettes make an excellent waterwise groundcover when planted en masse. Well-suited to containers and rock gardens. Evergreen in mild winter climates.

Weight: 3 lbs

Container Size: 1 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Succulents

Leaf Color

Red

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 12 inches

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Bloom Time

Summer

Bloom Color

Pink

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Thrives in lean, fast-draining, gravelly or rocky soils. Color may fluctuate seasonally. Best color in full sun; shelter from harsh sun exposure in hottest summer regions. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates moderate drought. Avoid excess winter moisture. Fertilize sparingly.

Growth Rate

Slow

Water Needs

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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