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Sempervivum calcareum 'Pink Pearl'

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sempervivum (sem-per-VEE-vum) (Info)
Species: calcareum (kal-KAR-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Pearl
Hybridized by Zonneveld; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Good Fall Color
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Plant is viviparous

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive valleylynn On Feb 9, 2010, valleylynn from Dallas, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Pink Pearl has done very well for me in the 3 years I have had it. It seems to reproduce very well here, setting many chicks per hen.

Neutral Scorpioangel On Aug 25, 2007, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

Green red-tipped leaves take on a pinkish coloring. Large

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dallas, Oregon
Gold Hill, Oregon
Pickens, South Carolina



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