Cold Hardy Sempervivum: You give me hope

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Cold Hardy Sempervivum

By goldfinch4
March 15, 2013

Sempervivum wreaths and topiaries can remain outside all winter, even in zone 3 or 4 temperatures. They may need a little sprucing up in the spring, but they'll recover quickly.

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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Mar 14, 2013 6:30 PM CST

As you know by now I have been a pessimist about my semps surviving,

however, your article gives me hope. Am just holding on for April or May to

finalize my results. Whistling Whistling

Baltimore County, MD (Zone 7a)
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bitbit
Mar 14, 2013 9:29 PM CST
Oh, that wreath is a lovely idea! How nice to have something that can be displayed year-round, rather than the typical evergreen boughs that fade after the holidays Lovey dubby
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Mar 14, 2013 9:39 PM CST
I planted this ball about 5 years ago and throw it into the flower bed for the winter. I usually have to replace the ones that are face down in the flower bed over the winter. In early spring I hang it from my arbor.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 15, 2013 1:57 AM CST
That wonderful Joanne! It looks quite large - is it?
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Mar 15, 2013 7:21 AM CST
It's about 1 foot diameter. two half wire baskets zip-tied together
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 15, 2013 8:08 AM CST
Very nice! Do you have potting mix inside of it?
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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
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Joannabanana
Mar 15, 2013 8:41 AM CST
Yes, the original was a container potting mix, which was too long ago to remember what it was Hilarious! Chances are it was a potting mix small bale from Costco. It was peat based
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 15, 2013 8:07 PM CST
Never knew they were so so cold hardy. Love the ball I tip my hat to you.

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