Chick Charms® GIANTS Glacier Blue PPAF Hardy Succulent

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Cool icy blue edges, the Chick Charms® GIANTS Glacier Blue PPAF Hardy Succulent (Sempervivum x 'Glacier Blue') is a fantastic Succulent with incredible symmetrical, pointed foliage! The rounded spikey 'hens' of these Hens-and-Chicks have frosted tips and pinkish-red centers for a gorgeous two-tone effect!

Glacier Blue forms rounded rosettes that are slow-growing and orderly rosettes that grow to a maximum of 3 inches in height but can reach 6 - 9 inches wide! Everyone will want a closer look at the frosted blue pointed leaves and deep pink centers that form orderly concentric circles! In the summer, a pinkish flower forms upon a slender stem, and rises a couple of inches above the rosette for pollinators and your enjoyment!

Hardy Succulents are surprisingly winter-hardy, and these Alpine natives grow in any rocky foothold possible throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 9. They are excellent container plants outdoors, and some even like to sneak one indoors in a sunny window as a xeric houseplant.

Planting and Application:

Sempervivum are perfect clumping and creeping plants in the Rock garden and crevice garden! Tuck into rock walls and retaining walls where they form dense colonies. Like their Hens-and-Chicks cousins, they are xeric plants and groundcovers that look best grouped and massed for vivid color at the front of the garden.

Pot Glacier Blue up in a fancy container, mix with other succulents, or group together for the biggest color show! Let them spill out of a decorative pot or strawberry planter, or even a hanging planter on your porch, patio or balcony! Keep them indoors as darling houseplants, these little plants are gorgeous little accents! Try displaying it in a container, as Kokedama, or display on a wall or desk! What a lovely gift!

  • Frosted Blue Edges & Dark Reddish-Pink Centers
  • Symmetrical Rosettes of Clumping & Spreading Hardy Plants
  • Low Growing, Slow & Steady Growth
  • Great in Containers & Planters - Indoors & Out
  • Groundcover, Crevice & Rock Gardens, Xeric & Garden Edging

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hardy Succulent plants are xeric, but they still need water to thrive. Basking in full sun without shrinking, these thrive in very little water once established. During the summer heat, they will need to be watered more frequently. Allow plants to dry out slightly between waterings, but don't overwater. Plant in full sun outside and bright indirect sun indoors. Grown Hens and Chicks in low to moderate fertility, even thriving in poor fertility, as long as it is well-drained soil.

Overwintering & Maintaining Hardy Succulents

Sempervivum produces its own babies after a single season and gradually replaces itself over time every few years. After 3 years and having produced many baby plants, a Sempervivum grows a tall center stalk that blooms before the plant dies. Every few years divide your clumps and remove the old, less vigorous rosettes that have flowered that summer in late autumn to keep the plant rejuvenated and the clumps clean.

Although winter hardy, the key to success is sharply drained soil and protection from a site that will receive too much water. Sometimes your container-grown Sempervivum will appreciate moving the pots against the east side of the house during winter which will help reduce the water in late fall and winter.

  • Full Sun & Bright Indirect Indoors
  • Low Water Needs
  • Fast Draining Soil
  • Clean Mounds As Needed
  • Protect In Winter & From Heavy Rain

Gorgeous frosted blue and deep pink Sempervivum Chick Charms® GIANTS Glacier Blue PPAF Hardy Succulent are going to be your landscapes and indoor garden's newest stunners! Order yours today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Chick Charms® GIANTS Glacier Blue PPAF Hardy Succulent Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Sempervivum x 'Glacier Blue'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 5 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 9 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Blue
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No