Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Flowering hens and chick types

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Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
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lilylady
Nov 4, 2012 6:02 AM CST
I have noticed that after some dark ones send up a beautiful architectural flower stalk that the base seems to die.

Is this always true? Or what might have happened to mine?

Didn't matter if it were in a pot or in the ground.

Thank you
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Nov 5, 2012 4:23 AM CST

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Hi Lilylady,

All sempervivum are monocarpic, meaning after they flower they die. It generally takes several years before that happens though and hopefully they'll have produced a number of chicks to replace them. Here is some good general information about them: Sempervivum (Sempervivum)

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 5, 2012 11:45 AM CST

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Hi bb. Just wanted to let you and goldfinch know that I moved this thread over to the Sempervivum Forum. That way we won't lose it amongst the sedum threads. Thumbs up

Would love to see photos of your semps in bloom, or without blooms. Smiling
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
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lilylady
Nov 7, 2012 12:01 PM CST
I guess I was confused about where to post. Still am!

Well, darn...

Just when they are so beautiful, they die? So not fair! When I purchased them, they must have been big enough to bloom, cause many of them did.

No, I do not collect them, as most of what I grow needs lots of water. But I just love the dark ones and purchased a couple of trays of them to add to some estates that I work on, and for here.

I do grow various sedums. Just did a large hillside with blues and chartreuse. I hope they make it over the winter there, on the ocean, north of Boston. Both do well here.

I do have some pics. Will try to post them soon.

Thank you for the info.

BB
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 7, 2012 2:28 PM CST

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I look forward to the photos BB.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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goldfinch4
Nov 8, 2012 1:09 AM CST

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I agree Your blue and chartreuse hillside sounds beautiful!
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