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    Hens and chicks plants are surprisingly hardy perennials, for succulents, and exhibit drought-tolerance. Peruse my growing tips (with picture) to learn more.
    David Beaulieu

    Picture of hen-and-chickens flowers. Drought tolerant and fire resistant. Used to be planted in roofs.

    • Julie Gurule

      Picture of hen-and-chickens flowers. Drought tolerant and fire resistant. Used to be planted in roofs.

    • inspired1

      hens and chicks, which are indigenous to Europe, were traditionally planted in thatched roofs. European folklore held that they were supposed to provide protection against lightning-induced fires, due to the plants' association with two gods of lightning: Thor and Zeus (Jupiter). In this case, folklore is justified, in the sense that succulents such as hens and chicks are fire-resistant and would perhaps slow down the spread of fire through thatch.

    • Dawn Bumbarger

      Picture of hen-and-chickens flowers.

    • Jo Elsken

      Deer resistant rock garden plants

    • Brenda Geckler

      care of hens and chicks

    • Jennifer Summers

      hen and chick plant

    • Peter Case

      Hens and Chicks

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