Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Tracking Color Changes in Semps

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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Jun 2, 2012 5:26 PM CST
I am thinking of starting a spreadsheet tracking the color changes by month of the semps I have.

Has anyone seen one that has already been done anywhere for reference?

I know this would be quite a variable thing, as location plays a key role in these changes.

Wolcott's Variety
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Name: Kim
DC area (Zone 6b)
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twowee
Jun 2, 2012 6:32 PM CST
This is a very good idea Janice. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I look forward to seeing photos of different color changes each month.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 4, 2012 3:05 PM CST

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You can see the dates with the photos in the database. That would show coloring in different parts of the country and world.

We do need to refine the way the colors are listed in the database, so we can search for color and color by season. What do you think?
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Jun 4, 2012 4:33 PM CST
I agree, Lynn. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

I was thinking that the actual color changes may be a very location specific thing.

The photos on the database will help to refine this, and hopefully generalities may emerge.

Have you seen anything in the literature about the color changes in specific varieties?
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 4, 2012 4:57 PM CST

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No, all of that type of information is so limited. They might say 'Nice red semp', or 'Holds color'.
I've bought semps that are listed with attributes like that only to find that 'Holds color' does not mean it will hold that same red color through out the year.

Lets put our heads together in this thread and discuss how this could work best in our database. When we think we have the best of all the ideas we can submit it to Dave for programming. Hurray!

Just to get things rolling. : )
Spring:
---Blue
---Brown
---Chartreuse
---Green
---Grey
---Lime
---Maroon
---Orange
---Pink
---Purple
---Red
---Tan
---Violet
---Yellow
---Water Markings

Summer:
List all the colors

Fall:
List all the colors

Winter:
List all the colors
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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Jun 4, 2012 5:04 PM CST
Hurray! Great, Lynn!

Could we add Blue and Gray?



Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 4, 2012 5:09 PM CST

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Added to above post. Hurray!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jun 4, 2012 5:49 PM CST
Pink
Violet
Maroon
Brown

perhaps?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 4, 2012 6:17 PM CST

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Added.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 4, 2012 6:18 PM CST
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Name: Kim
DC area (Zone 6b)
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twowee
Jun 4, 2012 8:39 PM CST
Orange
Lime or Chartreuse
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 4, 2012 9:16 PM CST

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Added. Thumbs up
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Jun 15, 2012 5:52 PM CST
What else would be needed, Lynn?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 15, 2012 6:04 PM CST

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Just giving us time to think if there is anything else that should be added to this category?

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