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Sempervivum 101

By valleylynn
November 27, 2016

Sempervivums are plants that originate on the European continent. Found at high altitudes known as alpine zones, they thrive in this harsh and rugged terrain. Sempervivums are becoming increasingly popular in the United States as gardeners fall in love with the textures and colors of these amazing little plants.

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Mar 8, 2013 6:49 PM CST
Thanks for taking the time to write this article. It was very informative! Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 8, 2013 7:19 PM CST


Looks like you and Chris have covered the subject pretty completely. Thumbs up Thumbs up

What fun!!!

Good JOB Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Name: Anna
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canadanna
Mar 8, 2013 7:24 PM CST
Eye candy! I never understood the what the differences were. Very informative!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 7:25 PM CST
What make this so fun is that almost every body on the Sempervivum Forum has contributed in some way. What an awesome team effort by all of you. Group hug
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 7:26 PM CST
Thank you Anna. It is sure easy to become addicted to them. Did you click on the photos to see the naming of some of the attributes of the rosettes and blooms?
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Mar 8, 2013 8:10 PM CST
This is such a wonderful article. Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 8:11 PM CST
Thank you spring. I so love these plants. Lovey dubby
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 8, 2013 9:04 PM CST
Oh, Lynn! It must have been so hard to look out onto all your beds (how many beds do you have?) and decide which was going to have their picture featured in your article.... Drooling
Great choices; the pictures alone were worth many thousand words. Oh, your words were good too... Hilarious!
To repeat one of the sayings in a Valentine card that I received from my husband: You Think Good.
Thank you much for the informative, interesting and, of course, impactful (there's that word again) article!! Smiling
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 9:09 PM CST
Oh Bev, you really know how to make me laugh. Rolling on the floor laughing
Have I told you lately how much I appreciate your being here at ATP? Well you are, along with all the others. Group hug
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Mar 8, 2013 9:13 PM CST
Lynn, you haven't had to tell me. I can feel it... Lovey dubby Group hug
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 9:17 PM CST
I think this entire group is in tune with each other. That's why we have so much fun.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 8, 2013 9:19 PM CST
Yeah sometimes we are stepping all over each other trying to get to the same place: Semp Heaven! Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 9:43 PM CST
Hilarious!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 8, 2013 10:06 PM CST
Lynn,

Excellent article with all the pics! I tip my hat to you. nodding Thumbs up

Did I miss if you stated if the plants have thorns or anything that is sharp and can prick you? Blinking Crying Confused
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 10:25 PM CST
Some of the heuffelii might have a sharp point at the tip of each leaf, but the sempervivvum and jovibarba don't.
You can see the sharp tips on some of these leaves, but it seems that they are there just part of the year, not all year.


I've never had them on the semps. Sometimes the dead/dry leaves are poky when you remove them. Nothing sharp here. Smiling
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 8, 2013 10:57 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

Maybe you'll make me a believer someday Lynn! Hilarious! Just want to have pretty and colorful flowers on them. nodding
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Mar 8, 2013 10:59 PM CST
Wonderful article and I learned a thing or two, like the differences between Sempervivum and Jovibarba. Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 11:22 PM CST
You mean blooms like this Marilyn?
Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum from Martelltal )

Hurray! Connie, you just made my day. I am so glad there was information that was helpful. Thumbs up
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Mar 8, 2013 11:30 PM CST
Great article, Lynn. And great pics, too!

I just got interested in Semps recently, starting my collection with Red Rubin and also "Black" (Black what I don't know, just "Black" as far as I've found out so far.)

And good to hear they cross so easily, that'll be fun when I finally see flowers!

Shoe (off to add the Semp forum to my list)
Thanks again!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 11:34 PM CST
Hurray! Shoe it would be most wonderful to see you in the semp forum.
S. 'Black' is a great semp with some interesting color changes. Has nice watermarkings on the leaves in summer.

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