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The CSU Extension office in Broomfield City & County provides assistance and programs for citizens in the areas of Horticulture: Yard & Garden

Hens and Chicks: Xeric Plant of the Month – April

Closeup of hens and chicks plant

There are many species and cultivars of Sempervivum, commonly called Hens and Chicks or Houseleeks. Because they are a hardy succulent, they have fleshy leaves in a rosette shape that vary in size, shape, color, and texture.

Colors can be various shades of green, pink, and red; and some Sempervivum have cobwebbing on their leaves!

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