Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Mounding sempervivum

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 11, 2013 1:28 PM CST

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What semps grow in mounds for you?

Here are some of mine. Each has it's own form of mounding and beauty.

Koko Flanel on the left and Ali on the right.
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Oddity
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Regal
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Super Dome


Silver Baby
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Hookerii


Comolii


Pixie
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Zarubianum


Ann-Marie


Irazou
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 11, 2013 1:37 PM CST
Gee Lynn, you should have separated those into mounds, hills and mountains! Photo of Ann-Marie looks to depict a hill of cathedrals! Rolling my eyes.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jun 11, 2013 1:59 PM CST
I would say that Ann-Marie looks like miniature red and green basalt cliffs! Lynn you sure do an extraordinary job at growing (successfully!) such a large collection of semp varieties. I tip my hat to you. to you Hurray! .
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 11, 2013 2:00 PM CST

I agree I agree Bev, Love the Comolii and the Ann-Marie.

Well actually all of them. They are really great litttle mountains of joy. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 11, 2013 2:28 PM CST

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Thank you all. Can't wait to see your mounding semps.

When I was looking at Ann-Marie, the first thing that came to mind was cathedral spires. Even before I took the photo.
Super Dome would have been a much taller/bigger mound, except I divided it up last year. It was down to a single layer of a few rosettes. This is one of Cynda's (Perennial Obsessions) favorite semps. Sure glad she talked me into that one.

The Oddity is a bit disconcerting to me. It fascinates me, but is so disorganized, not much in the beauty department. But I still love if the it's fascinating growth pattern.
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Jun 11, 2013 4:48 PM CST
It really never occurred to me to let mine mound. I thought when they started getting bunchie it meant it was time to divide them, like you do iris etc. I loved the look on some of Lynn's but on some I felt a claustrophobic compulsion to want to free them from getting mashed. Sad
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 11, 2013 4:52 PM CST

I think those mounds are their natural habitat Hilarious!
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Jun 11, 2013 5:11 PM CST
I didn't know any better and didn't have a good mentor like Lynn to help me out! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 11, 2013 5:56 PM CST

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That's the nice thing about gardening, in particular the sempervivum. There are so many ways to do it.
Keep them low growing, with offsets ringing the parent rosette, in beds/borders, containers/crafts. We have it all. Hurray!
Or let them mound. I like having them both ways, but some are just natural mounders. Smiling
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Cinta
Jun 11, 2013 11:13 PM CST
I always thought as Patty that if I let them get squeezed it was not healthy. Now that I see what you have going on Lynn I like it.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 12, 2013 7:12 AM CST

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Give it a try Cinta.

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