Hen & chicks?

I live in the Denver area and a neighbor has a hen & chicks around his mailbox that is thriving, but I tried one and managed to kill it because it was getting water from the sprinkler system, even though I put it outside the pattern.
We have a slop that the sprinkler doesn't cover though, but it does get snow in the winter. Will they be ok there? ( full sun )
Can they spread out to large areas?
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Jane_Galt wrote:

too many ways to kill a plant, so i can't say what happened to that one.
ours get watered and rained on quite a bit and are in constantly moist soil and they do ok. not the best as those that we have higher in planters and brick hollows, but we don't have any shortage either. the biggest trouble we have with them is that the deer eat them in the winter. we have to keep ours from getting overgrown by weeds if we put them anywhere near ground level.

should be ok.

yes, speed it up by dividing them. water them in after planting and then water once in a while if you don't get any rain.
they put up very interesting looking flower stalks when they get crowded. the center may die out and then they will fill in and eventually put up another flower stalk.
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