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hens and chicks; houseleek
'Royal Ruby'
'Royal Ruby' making babies

Common name hens and chicks; houseleek
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple (summer)
Size 2" (to 6" in bloom)
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Succulent groundcover with summer flowers that rise from odd stalks. Rock garden mainstay. We've had one variety, with tightly cropped reddish small cabbages, for many years - it multiplies, but isn't aggressive. This year, we're trying two new varieties, both larger.

hens and chicks; houseleek
In winter, its foliage takes on a deep burgundy shade
'Kalinda' in early April
hens and chicks; houseleek

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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