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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 19, 2013 2:36 PM CST
These two don't look like the same plant. Just goes to show how they change from place to place and season to season, huh?

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twitcher
Jul 20, 2013 9:32 PM CST
I agree with you that they don't look the same. I think Lynn my have gotten hers from me, but I'm not sure. It's hard to tell relative sizes from the pics, but mine stay under 1" in size with most being about 1/2-3/4"". Keep in mind that mine are in a colony while Lynn's are just starting to form one. A single rosette, given lots of room will often grow much larger than the typical size in a colony.

This variety is also very dynamic with a short lifecycle. They produce lots of offsets, but also die back a lot.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jul 21, 2013 7:54 PM CST

Thanks so much for the further info. I just thought it was an interesting metamorphosis.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 11, 2014 1:06 PM CST
Twit and Bev, I just came across this post. Sorry I am so late to the discussion.

I did get it from you twit in 2011. It has done very well for me. I think the difference we are seeing is a result of very different growing conditions. Mine are subjected to year round full sun/wind/heat/cold/ice, etc. I think it make the plant much more compact in growth habit. I have looked this semp up on other reputable sites and find it to be correct.
Thank you twit for the wonderful little gem.

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