Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum calcareum 'Pink Pearl')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum calcareum 'Pink Pearl').

This is my favorite calcareum. It is a good producer of offsets, and has such a wonderful flush of pink in the spring.
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Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum calcareum 'Pink Pearl')
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Oct 28, 2017 6:52 PM CST
Just green at the moment but gets a beautiful pink in spring.
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Makes a nice upright colony.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2017 8:19 PM CST
Great photos Julia. How does it do through the rainy season for you?
What is not to love about this calcareum. Lovey dubby
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Oct 28, 2017 8:21 PM CST
I have mine covered, so really well.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Oct 28, 2017 8:23 PM CST
Mine have to brave it through all nature has to throw at them. They came through this last rainy season in great shape.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Oct 28, 2017 8:41 PM CST
That’s good to know. It is a good one.
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Oct 29, 2017 10:54 AM CST
Thumbs up it’s a favorite! I was amazed how pink it got this year!
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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
Oct 29, 2017 11:42 AM CST
Another one added to the wish list!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2017 2:38 PM CST
Melissa you will love it.

Patty, yours certainly did get pink. Even in the other months there is a flush of pink at the base of the leaves.
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Oct 30, 2017 12:02 PM CST
Here's my late October 'Pink Pearl'. I got these from Patty (thanks Patty) this summer as small offsets. They have grown quite well. I'm hoping they will grow upright and make that cool tea-cup shape that I occasionally see in Calcareums.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Oct 30, 2017 12:50 PM CST
And here is a photo taken today, Oct. 30, 2017, of my 'Pink Pearl'. As you can see in the photo she is putting out a second crop of offsets for 2017.
This one doesn't seem to be interested in producing offsets until later in the season.
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