All Things Gardening forum: Semperviviums verus Jovibarba

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frostfairy
May 31, 2012 5:34 PM CST
Hello, I am completely confused and have read a number of discussions. Some are so scientifically complex that I can not really understand them. My "bible" on plants has always been HORTUS THIRD, but now I believe this wonderful reference is out of date.

I am 81 years of age and always have been interested in succulents -- as a child I used to save my allowence to purchase florists' boxes of cacti. What I need to have is a clear explanation of Semperviviums verus Jovibarbas. Are they or are they not separate groups of plants? And what about Jovibarba heuffelii??? Is this some kind of 'different' Jovibarba? Nurseries that sell these plants on the web seem to be as confused as I am and are really no help. Can anyone set me straight?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 1, 2012 9:55 AM CST
Hi frostfairy. Boy do I love your screen name. How did you come by it? Smiling

You are correct about your older horticulture publication. So many names have been changed in just the last few years. You'll have fun catching up on all the new names, everyone is so helpful here.

Great questions on Sempervivum, Jovibarba and J. heuffelii. You came to the right place for learning about them.
They all belong to the same family: Crassulaceae
Here are some links to help you learn about the differences.
Jovibarba: Jovibarbas (Sempervivum heuffelii)
Sempervivum: Sempervivum (Sempervivum)

And here is where all of us Hardy Succulent Lovers are hanging out:
Sempervivum, Jovibarba, Rosularia and Orostachys: http://garden.org/forums/view/chooks/
Cactus and other tender succulents: http://garden.org/forums/view/cacti/

I am so glad you found us frostfairy, we look forward to getting to know you, seeing photos of what you are growing, hearing your gardening experiences and so much more. Group hug

If you need any help just ask. We are more than happy to help you learn your way around this wonderful gardening community.

Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 2, 2012 5:21 AM CST
Welcome frostfairy Welcome!

Karen
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 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 2, 2012 10:20 AM CST
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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 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jun 2, 2012 10:20 AM CST
Hope you find your way back. Hurray!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 3, 2012 7:03 AM CST
Hi frostfairy Welcome!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits

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