Dormancy: Evergreen Height: 2″ tall Culture: Sun to Part Sun Origin: Hybrid Sempervivum ‘Carmen’ is one of the cultivars that has stood out in our trials, while most hen and chickens fade away in our summer heat and humidity. This 1972 introduction from Helen Payne makes large 5″ wide rosettes, spreading by short stems to make a 12″ wide patch in 5 years. The thick leaves are green, but tipped in red. In winter, the entire rosette turns a lovely violet. Sempervivum ‘Carmen’ is a perfect choice for the well-drained rock garden.