(Hen & Chicks) The first of its kind, a Gold Hen and Chick! And it has joined our flock. It is time to start your flock with Chick Charms® Gold Nugget™ Hen and Chicks. A true collector, and the first of its kind, Gold Nugget™ is a Golden color with red picotee edges during the cooler months of January through May. In the summer, Gold Nugget™ is a bright green color before taking on a intense red color for fall and winter. Standing 2 inches tall each rosette can reach up to 5 inches across, Gold Nugget™ is a great addition for rock gardens, wall plantings, borders, ground covers as well as for patio planters. Chick Charms® are a drought tolerant perennial that is hardy in zones 3-9 and grows well in full sun to light shade. Gold Nugget™ consists of one large rosette (the “hen”) and many smaller rosettes (the “chicks”) which can be pulled up and replanted elsewhere to start new plants. If ‘gardening’ really isn’t your thing, Chick Charms® Gold Nugget™ can be! Collect several of our ‘chicks’ and create a table top planter, perfect for patios, desks or in a bright location in your home. Succulents are perfect for the gardening expert as well as for the beginner gardener. Start collecting Hen and Chick, Chick Charms® , now for years of enjoyment! When you recieve your Chick Charms® Gold Nugget™ it will appear green in color. This is due to being grown in the shade and under the plastic in the greenhouse. Once your plant is planted out in the full sun you will notice the various color stages that it goes through with each season. Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family. They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens. The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. fThe rosettes are most striking in the spring and summer but even in the winter when growth stops, many varieties remain attractively coloured. It is the endless range of different leaf shapes, colours and textures that make this group so interesting to enthusiasts. Sunlight brings out bright colors in Sempervivums. When planted in full shade or grown indoors away from a sunny window, many varieties tend to fade to a plain green color. However, in hotter weather during the summer and in the southern United States, afternoon shade can actually help plant colors last longer. The soil’s fertility, pH, moisture and structure, as well as the temperature and age of the plant (some take up to three years for full color) also effect coloration. Indoors, Hens & Chicks should be grown in a sunny window and watered when dry.