Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: New semp went in the rock garden & seen a Semp going to bloom.

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
May 25, 2013 4:57 PM CST
I have a semp that looks to be blooming. I thought that the parent plant bloomed from the center,but that's not what this one is doing.The offsets seem to be blooming? I know after blooming the parent plants die.Should i expect this plant to die.

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One of the "offsets" broke off the parent plant what can i do with it,since it isn't a rosette but flower buds will it root as easily as normal offsets?
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The center of this plant doesn't look anything like what i thought a blooming Semp was suppose to look like?? Confused Do some types bloom differently than others? the offsets are turning up almost seem to be trying to stand up as much as possible considering there long length.I recently put the plant in the pot it's in,so i could watch it more closely.I can't always get out to the garden & didn't want to miss what it is going to do
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Here is my new Semp.Hopewell
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twitcher
May 25, 2013 11:38 PM CST
On the remaining two blooming offsets, try cutting off the flowers about 1" from the flower end of the stolon. You may get some new offsets that way. The main rosette does not yet appear to be blooming but should be watched for crowning. It should not die at this stage and may produce more offsets for you.

Hopewell is showing some signs of rotting. Protect from rain and let it dry out a bit.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
May 26, 2013 2:13 PM CST
Looks good Jojoe! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 26, 2013 9:14 PM CST

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Hopefully the rosette will put out more offsets. I agree with twit about cutting the bloom part off the stolon. I have had the stolon make multiple offsets after doing that.
It does look like your Hopewell sustained some damage/bruising. Maybe when it was transported home, or during planting. Again, as twit said, you should get it dried out and keep it on the dry side for awhile. Looks pretty wet right now.
What is your weather like now?
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
May 27, 2013 5:05 AM CST
I hope you manage to save them x
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
May 27, 2013 8:30 AM CST
First i have a question about the semp that's blooming.Why do i need to cut the stolon's off? I have never seen a semp bloom & would love to watch it bloom,that's why i took it out of the bed & put it in a pot.I have more of the same semp that has offsets,so i won't be loosing that variety of semp.If i cut them off they won't bloom but die correct. Crying

The other semp,it sprinkled just enough to wet the top of the soil.I pushed the dirt over to see if it had rained over night and i slept through it or something and it was bone dry/dusty even under the top.The compost i use is really dark & when it gets the slightest bit wet it looks really dark.It's not as wet as it seems.We are having very hot dry weather,except for that one light shower.The plant did have some bruises when i bought it but it was the best looking one. Shrug! I took more pictures yesterday here they are.Tell me what yall think.I took a picture from more than one side of 'Hopewell'
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This 2nd picture was taken the morning after i planted it

What does everyone think? Won't the scar's heal & not be so visible in time.I really want to see a semp bloom!! Lovey dubby Whistling
Because of yall's advice i am keeping a closer eye on the 'Hopewell' thank you all.
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These of the blooming semp was taken yesterday,the parent plant seems to look a little different.The leaves are pointing more upright.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 27, 2013 8:36 AM CST

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By all means, enjoy the blooms Jelinda, since you have more of that one that are producing. Hurray!
You will love the sweet little blooms, enjoy.

I think your Hopewell will be fine. Just keep an eye on it for any signs of trouble.
Keep up the great work, you are a good semp mommy. Group hug
Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
May 27, 2013 9:14 AM CST
I agree Group hug
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
May 27, 2013 10:33 AM CST
valleylynn said: Keep up the great work, you are a good semp mommy.


I agree And a good Sedum mama too! Smiling
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gg5
May 27, 2013 11:21 AM CST
Group hug I am also letting several bloom!! I have them near one another and hope to come up with some cool mixes! Thumbs up
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
May 28, 2013 6:38 AM CST
Speaking of sedum,i know i should go over to the other forum but most of yall are there to so fast question.I have a S.lineare variegatum that was a cutting and it looks good but just not doing much wondering if it would do better in the ground instead of the pot it's in?
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I'm working on a new bed that's off to a good start.
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I will post a picture on the sedum forum as soon as i can.I have a couple of stems of 'Angelina' that have crested i believe is the correct way to explain it.It's so cool looking!! Hurray! Hurray!
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twitcher
May 28, 2013 7:56 AM CST
I have S linearus (one of the variegated forms) that has gone from cultivated to weed among my semp collection. It is in areas where it gets a fair amount of moisture and shade for half the day or so. It seems to thrive in that environment. I would suggest giving more water.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
May 28, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Very pretty Jojoe!! Hurray!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 28, 2013 10:57 AM CST

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Great idea twit, about the water and some shade for some of the sedum. I find that works well even here in the PNW.

Jelinda, the semps are looking great.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Jun 2, 2013 6:56 PM CST
parent plant seems to be forming a tower & looks like buds in the middle.I love the flowers and can't wait until the hen blooms so i can see if the blooms look the same or are different from the offset blooms. Hurray!

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 2, 2013 7:25 PM CST

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Very pretty Jelinda. The mother rosette should have the same blooms as her offsets. She should also have a more impressive bloom stalk than the little offsets put out. Thumbs up
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 3, 2013 12:10 AM CST
Jojoe, Second picture of bloom: really pretty!! Lovey dubby Thanks for sharing!! I agree
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jun 3, 2013 12:30 AM CST

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Nice Jojoe. Just love how delicate the flowers are.
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