10 Colorful Semps for Autumn

MCG Staff
12th Oct 2018

Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum) and their close relatives Sempervivum heuffelii have the incredible ability to completely change colors from one season to the next. Though we typically see peak color in Spring, we've rounded up the varieties that show their best hues in Autumn and give the changing trees a run for their money with deep earth tones and glowing accents. Here, we'll give you an inside look into our greenhouse at our favorite cultivars showing off spectacular colors for fall.

These varieties are perfect to plant in the cooler shoulder seasons and leave outdoors through the winter. All Semps are frost hardy down to at least -20F (Zone 5) and the extra hardy S. heuffelii varieties tolerate -30F (Zone 4). With just some well-draining soil and partial sun, you can accent your garden with all of these delightful colors.

Sempervivum 'Black'
1. Sempervivum 'Black'

Sempervivum 'Dallas'
2. Sempervivum 'Dallas'
Sempervivum heuffelii 'Torrid Zone'
3. Sempervivum heuffelii 'Torrid Zone'
Sempervivum heuffelii 'Bora'
4. Sempervivum heuffelii 'Bora'
Sempervivum 'Jade Rose'
5. Sempervivum 'Jade Rose'
Sempervivum heuffelii 'Artemis'
6. Sempervivum heuffelii 'Artemis'
Sempervivum 'Unicorn'
7. Sempervivum 'Unicorn'
Sempervivum heuffelii 'Jowan'
8. Sempervivum heuffelii 'Jowan'
Sempervivum 'Olivette'
9. Sempervivum 'Olivette'
Sempervivum heuffelii 'Tan'
10. Sempervivum heuffelii 'Tan'

Having trouble picking from all of the Sempervivum? Fear not! This tray of 105 Semp plugs from a whopping 21 labeled varieties will give you a full, autumnal palette.