Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Country of Origin: (US) United States
Other Details: A stable sport of S. 'Silverine' introduced by Mountain Crest Gardens.
Size: Large - 4" to 9"
Foliage: Other: Pink to purple leaves
Water: Does not like wet feet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

Common names
  • Hen and chicks

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Location: Western Washington
Date: 2016-07-17
Location: Canby, OR
Date: 2016-04-20
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2020-06-22
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-25
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2018-03-30
Location: Doddridge Co. WV Zone 6a
Date: July 3, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Jul 8, 2015 7:04 PM concerning plant:
    I received this information from Matts Jopson, Director of Sales & Marketing.
    Matts Jopson said:This is actually a strange variant of ‘Silverine’ that we found mislabeled amongst our old stock of Sempervivums. We couldn’t figure out what it actually is called, so we just decided to name it ‘Pinkerine’ to contrast its color with the original ‘Silverine’.

    If you have any other ideas about what it could be, I’d love to hear them, because we do strive for accuracy in our listings.

    Matts Jopson, Director of Sales & Marketing

    It is unkown whether it is a seedling amongst the group of 'Silverine', or an actual variant of 'Silverine'.
    In either case we cannot show the breeder as Sandy MacPherson, but it sure is a beauty.

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