Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Question about planter size

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 6, 2013 8:09 AM CST
I have a planter 20 inches by 10 inches high and12 inches wide
.I plan on putting semps and sedums in it mext spring.
HOW many plants should I plan on buying?

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This is 2011 pix,these plants are gone.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 11:18 AM CST

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That will be a beautiful way to grow them Jo Ann.
The amount of plants would be determined by which ones you choose. Some of the semps can get quite large.
I could see a lovely Sempervivum 'Slate' in the mix, and maybe the bright colored Sedum 'Lemon Curl' which keeps that amazing bright yellow color throughout the growing season, if in full sun.

What type of colors do you want to go with?





Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 6, 2013 11:44 AM CST
You and I chatted about multi colored assemblage with sedums.
I would love some recommendations for large semps as many of my choices are mostly the same diameter.
I love the Slate and the yellow sedum.The seasonal color change is difficult to deal with

I wanted some soft or pale melon colors and greens with red tips.I think they all are compatible colors if planted in the right spots.
This is the currant collage. I eliminated the scenecio.It wont get thru the winter.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 12:01 PM CST

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Under 10 inches







Am I headed in the right direction Jo Ann?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 6, 2013 2:10 PM CST
Anyone know where I can order sedum Lemon Curl ?

Google only has a few references.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 2:14 PM CST

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Perennial Obsession. That is where mine came from. She has some other really nice sedum.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 6, 2013 2:18 PM CST
I'll check it out thanks.
Is Lemon Curl hardy in Z6a?
I have a lineare that is only hardy z7
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 2:51 PM CST

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Hmmm, may not be. : (

Putting on my thinking cap for something hardier.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 6, 2013 2:52 PM CST
How about Ogon.The color is great.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 6, 2013 3:43 PM CST
Chris should know since she's in zone 4or5 @goldfinch4
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 6, 2013 9:47 PM CST

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It says it's hardy to zone 6a. I'm not sure if Chris grows that one or not.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 7, 2013 3:24 AM CST
Ogon makinoi is hardy here.
Just read how fast it spreads,maybe I'll change my mind.
Color was what made me look.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Sep 7, 2013 7:34 AM CST

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Ogon is marginal here - some winters it makes it, some not.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 7, 2013 8:03 AM CST

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Good morning Jo Ann and Chris.
Sounds like it might make it for Jo Ann then, since she is two zones higher.
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gg5
Sep 8, 2013 1:30 AM CST
Ogon is a wonderful sedum Jo Ann!! Even if it spreads and begins taking over, the other plants just seem to grow right up and through it in my pots!! And it doesn't seem to be that finicky about sunshine or water! Hurray! I want to get the other makinoi varieties since I've loved this one so much! A total fan! Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 8, 2013 3:11 AM CST
Thanks for the advise Greg.I'll look into them too.

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