Hens and Chicks Sempervivum

boston3381(7)March 1, 2011

hi all i picked up abought 288 plugs of Hens and Chicks Sempervivum, they been transplanted into 72-cell trays and abought 1/4 to 1/2 inch in size.

i have never sold them befor and was looking for a way to market them. they will be sold from a road-side stand that sells hanging baskets,flowers,annuals and perennials.

was thinking abought putting some in 6-pack trays or 4 inch pots???

also was thinking to put some in 8 or 10 inch glazed pots as a indoor/outdoor rock garden. if so what plant or grass would go nice with this??

Any suggestion?

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I got some Hen and Chicks a couple of years ago, I sold them in 4" pots. After I sold all I could, the rest were put into 6" azalea pots.


    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 8:08AM
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Pudge 2b

For several years I sold 'rock garden' containers that contained a mix of semps and sedum. It's important to use a well draining mix, make sure your containers have drainage holes, and use a rock mulch to ensure the semps don't rot. Google images 'succulent containers' for some ideas.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2011 at 10:36PM
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thanks for the input..pudge do you still sell containers of semps and sedums?? any pics of them??

also, are you growing them from seed.. if so where do you get your seed from?.US or Canada..

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 6:34AM
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Pudge 2b

I'm taking this year off from market, but those containers have been such good sellers for me that I certainly will sell them again when I return.

I do not grow from seed. I have quite a few semps, some very large plantings, and so I thin and take starts from my garden, starting new plants. I have a spare raised bed filled with sedum starts - cuttings that I've rooted - that I can divide and use for the containers. With some advance, planning the containers can cost almost nothing to put together.

This is the only photo I have - it's kind of difficult to make out the containers against the crushed rock. I've used 3 sizes - shallow rectangular, small (6") round and larger round.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 8:48PM
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very nice pudge..i can see all the containers in the pic .. if you dont mind me asking your in Canada?? if so do all your semps and sedum stay out all winter?? also how much do you charge per pot?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2011 at 7:55AM
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Pudge 2b

Yes, I am in Canada, in zone 2 Saskatchewan and the semps and hardy sedum winter just fine. The trickiest part is ensuring they do not sit in cold wet conditions during the spring thaw.

My prices were between $15 and $20

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 10:43PM
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thank you pudge , sry i didnt respond till now been working my but off and forgot abought this post...ty again

P.S. i been watching this post "Succulents which propagate rapidly in the North" its in Cacti & Succulents Forum ..

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 6:55AM
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