SEMPERVIVUM x Pacific Devil’s Food (Pacific Devil’s Food Hens-and-Chicks) Pacific Devil’s Food is one of the best cultivars for standout red tones that last all year long! This large grower can show a range of reds, from golden tones in summer, to “chocolatey” purples in winter. It produces lots of new offsets (chicks) each spring, quickly growing into an impressive colony.
Hens-and-Chicks need plenty of outdoor sunlight to show their best colors and maintain a tight rosette form. They thrive in gritty, well-draining soils and in pots with drainage holes. The “chicks” can be left to form tidy clusters or removed to share or transplant.
Sempervivums do most of their growing in the spring and summer and will thrive with weekly watering and afternoon shade if temperatures exceed 80 degrees F. They are incredibly frost hardy and will happily live through winter under an insulating blanket of snow. Protect them from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.
A Northern Sunset perennial, it prefers average, dry to well-drained soils in full sun.