"Hens & Chicks"
So temptingly textural, I always want to run my hand over our potted specimens here at the nursery. Producing "pups" at a fairly quick rate, they're packed tightly together to completely fill a pot or make a dense, small scale groundcover for a well-drained spot. Drought tolerant and HARDY to Zone 4 (!), this fascinating succulent is about as LOW MAINTENANCE as they come. Each comely compact rosette, 4" across and only 2" tall, is a lovely shade of blue-gray with each leaf tipped in deep red. Cool and effective as an edger, alongside or between steps, tucked in rock walls or grow as a houseplant. Cute pink starry flowers appear on short stems.