Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Identification Help

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Name: Maria Radford
Toronto, Ontario
mariavradford
Jul 10, 2012 12:38 PM CST
Hi, I just bought a Sempervivum from a local corner store in bloom. It is large (see photo) and has lovely blooms. I assume it is not hardy (I live in Eastern Canada zone 5a). I have seen similar ones growing in my sister's garden in LA (another clue that it is probably not hardy). However, reading the threads above, the more important question is whether I can assume that all blooming florets will die and that I should therefore take action to plant offshoots? Thank you for your response. I'm assuming it IS a sempervivum but I'm not sure which one.Thumb of 2012-07-10/mariavradford/a56756
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twitcher
Jul 10, 2012 1:18 PM CST
Maria, Sorry that is not a Sempervivum but an Escheveria. It will not be hardy outside in your area, if I am correct about your climate. Indoors, bright light.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 10, 2012 1:23 PM CST

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Hi Maria. Lovely plant. I can tell it's not a sempervivum. Might be one of the many Echeveria. Here is a link for you to post your photos to see if some one can help with a name for you. Thumbs up

Meanwhile, maybe some one will come along that knows this particular succulent. It will not be winter hardy in your part of the world. But will do very well indoors for winter.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 10, 2012 1:23 PM CST

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