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.