Photo of Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Dynamo'): How Wide & Old Is This Plant?

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 27, 2013 10:02 PM CST
Hi Lynn

How wide is it in the pic and how old is it in the pic? I don't mean the individual rosettes, but the whole plant.

Thanks!

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 27, 2013 10:22 PM CST
Hi Marilyn.
I've had that semp since 2010, so three years. But have harvested numerous offset from it over the last few years.
In that photo taken last year I would say the clump is approximately 9" x 9". I can go out tomorrow and measure the clump that's out there now if you like, with a photo of it.
It really is a great semp. It has wonderful color changes through the year.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 27, 2013 10:43 PM CST
Lynn

That would be great! Thanks! I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 27, 2013 11:10 PM CST
Would you remind me in the morning? Smiling
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 28, 2013 10:58 PM CST
Lynn

Just saw your message. *Blush*

No rush! Just whenever you can. Group hug Thumbs up I'm in no hurry. Maybe I can start (and fit) one plant in somewhere.

Is it better to plant in the Spring or the Fall for these types of plants?
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 28, 2013 11:06 PM CST
And I forgot. *Blush*
What a pair we are. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I prefer spring, and have better luck with spring planting. But I have done many in the fall with success.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 28, 2013 11:26 PM CST
Maybe I'll wait til Spring to buy and plant.

Thanks! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 29, 2013 8:43 AM CST
Good morning Marilyn.
I took this photo just for you this morning. Still a little darkish outside. This clump is the results of the new growth this year on one mature rosette. It truly is a sweet smaller type semp. It packs a lot of color in those little leaves. As you can see we had gentle rains during the night. The semps love this weather we are having right now.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 29, 2013 3:45 PM CST
Lynn

That is gorgeous! Lovey dubby Thanks! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I'm going to make a spot for that one and hope you still have one piece of it to sell next Spring!

Does it ever flower? *Blush*

If it does, what does it attract?
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 29, 2013 6:42 PM CST
If you click on the photo you can see about 12 o'clock the dead foliage of a bloom stalk I pruned out.
It attracts all types of bees, including Bumble Bees (one of my favorites) and some types of butterflies.
I am sure I will have plenty for you then Marilyn.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 29, 2013 11:52 PM CST
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