Pictish, you managed a very clean looking incision on that going-to-flower rosette, hope it works for you to buy enough time to stimulate chick production. Looked it up in the Semp database, great looking rosette, so worth the effort to try forcing chicks (while on the database, added it to my want list
From 6 semp orders this spring, it seemed standard practice to receive at least one large rosette and then a couple sizeable chicks, often more. From some vendors single rosettes were sent in a few cases, without rosettes, now I'm watching anxiously for those single rosettes to produce chicks.
Hey! Semp 'Hey Hey' is going to flower, fortunately that one came with a second mature rosette now with 5-6 chicks.
I'm watching 'Raspberry Ice', came as a huge single mature rosette, now suspiciously growing taller, maybe it's a rosette that grows that way, I don't know, only have had it here for a month, no chicks yet. Fingers crossed it doesn't flower