Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Legend of King Arthur Series

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 1192, Replies: 24 » Jump to the end

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
twitcher
Aug 9, 2012 8:13 AM CST
By now, everybody has heard of the Pacific series and the Lord of the Rings series of Sempervivum. However, have you heard of the King Arthur series? While not done by a single breeder, there are a number of semps that have been named after the characters in the British legend. I've spent a little bit of time to track some of these down and now formally calling it a series here. Hopefully there will be some other members to the series that I missed. I don't know if any of the breeders listed for these had this series in mind, but as collectors, we can treat them as a series. Alas, I could not find one for King Arthur, Sir Gawain, King Uther, Avalon, Sir Ector (Arthur's foster father), Sir Beaumains, Morgana or Mordred. Perhaps there are more out there from the legend.



Semps in the LKA series:

Albion................(breeder Ben J. M. Zonneveld, NL, 1980)
Bedivere............(breeder Ed Skrocki, 1973)
Elaine.................(breeder Andre Smits, 1999, Belgium)
Excalibur............(breeder Ed Skrocki, 1972)
F1 Excalibur.......(breeder Gary Gossett, 1997)
Galahad............ (breeder Ed Skrocki, 1973)
Isolde.................(breeder Andre Smits, 1982, Belgium)
Lady Guinevere.(breeder Andre Smits 2002, Belgium)
Lancelot............ (breeder Ed Skrocki, 1974)
Merlin................ (breeder David Ford, 1980)
Tristam..............(breeder Ed Skrocki, 1973) (incorrectly called Tristan sometimes)



I have Merlin and Galahad in my current collection, quite by accident.

[Last edited by valleylynn - Jan 10, 2013 10:38 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #296940 (1)
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
Image
valleylynn
Aug 12, 2012 3:11 PM CST

Moderator

These are all added as King Arthur series, they can now be searched that way.
Thank you so much twit for starting this thread for a new series.

I have the same two you have twit.
Merlin
Galahad


Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
twitcher
Aug 12, 2012 3:19 PM CST
Looks like Ford started it, Skrocki added to it and Smits was continuing it. I know Galahad and Merlin are very nice ones.
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
Image
valleylynn
Aug 12, 2012 3:31 PM CST

Moderator

Merlin is so beautiful, in all stages. This is in May.
Thumb of 2012-08-12/valleylynn/e1f5f6
Name: Sandi
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
Crested lover
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Hummingbirder Sedums Xeriscape
Bulbs Dog Lover Echinacea Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Image
picklepuff
Aug 12, 2012 4:28 PM CST
I have by chance:Merlin, Lancelot, Galahad, Tristam and Elaine.
S. 'Lancelot'
Thumb of 2012-08-12/picklepuff/cd9818
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
Image
valleylynn
Aug 12, 2012 4:54 PM CST

Moderator

Great list Sandi, and love the photo of Lancelot. Very nice watermarks.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
goldfinch4
Aug 14, 2012 12:04 AM CST

Moderator

I have Galahad and Bedivere.
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
twitcher
Aug 14, 2012 12:25 AM CST
Wow Sandi, you already have a collection going with 6 of the 9. Impressive !
Name: Sandi
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
Crested lover
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Butterflies Hummingbirder Sedums Xeriscape
Bulbs Dog Lover Echinacea Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Image
picklepuff
Aug 14, 2012 6:53 AM CST
Not on purpose!

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
twitcher
Jan 10, 2013 3:04 AM CST
Can we add Albion to the series? It is the oldest name for Great Britain and has been used in association with the legend.
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
Image
valleylynn
Jan 10, 2013 3:50 PM CST

Moderator

Done twit. I also alphabetized them.
Don at SMG should have some of them available now. He said last fall that he had some coming up. Going to look.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
CDsSister
Sep 29, 2014 6:54 PM CST

I was kinda looking through the database to see if I made sure I had my semps ID and I found this:



Perhaps it has been discussed? How is it different from Excalibur : Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Excalibur')

Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Excalibur')
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
Image
valleylynn
Sep 29, 2014 7:12 PM CST

Moderator

There is a 'F1 Excalibur' that has been registered. http://stalikez.info/fsm/semp/site/mmidx/mmf_xx.php?lg=gb&cl...
But I can't seem to find a photo of it anywhere. Maybe some day we will find a photo or at least a description of it.
@JungleShadows Kevin do you have a written description of this semp? S. 'F1 Excalibur'.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
CDsSister
Sep 29, 2014 7:16 PM CST
OK, Thanks I tip my hat to you.
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
Image
valleylynn
Sep 29, 2014 7:27 PM CST

Moderator

That was a good find Marilyn. Maybe someone will find a photo, or Kevin will have a written description. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
CDsSister
Sep 29, 2014 9:00 PM CST
Some of the plants I thought I had identified but failed to tag seemed to have moved around in the pot and I was just trying to see all the pictures and get a match for them if possible. I am glad I was able to find something. Hilarious!
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
Image
valleylynn
Sep 29, 2014 9:56 PM CST

Moderator

Hilarious! Do you have earth worms in the containers?

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
twitcher
Sep 29, 2014 10:49 PM CST
Hmmmmmm? Maybe triffids?
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
goldfinch4
Sep 30, 2014 2:15 AM CST

Moderator

Oh no, not triffids!!!!!! Crying Crying
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
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
Image
valleylynn
Sep 30, 2014 8:54 AM CST

Moderator

Oh no, I thought with the goofy weather Marilyn has in Denver, that she would be safe from triffids. Blinking Crying
Have you check for triffids Marilyn????????

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"