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Sempervivum 'Silverine'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sempervivum (sem-per-VEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Silverine

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Washington, Illinois

Dracut, Massachusetts

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Dec 20, 2007, gray_53 from Mcdonough, GA wrote:

One of my repertoire of easy to grow plants. All you have to do to propagate it is wait for one of the offsets (mine - plants) around the mother plant to grow to the size of a dime, cut the connecting underground stem, and dig out the roots. When in sun, the leaves acquire a bronze -ish red color. Great for rock gardens and thrives in poor soil.

Positive

On Nov 12, 2006, Old_Farmer from Napier, WV (Zone 5b) wrote:

The third picture is the correct 'silverine'. This is where it gets its name from. It maintains this silver/gray color year round. Average size is 2-5 inches in diameter 1 inch high.