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Growing Sempervivum, Jovibarba and Jovibarba heuffelii

By valleylynn
April 1, 2010

There are hundreds of cultivars to choose from, most are easy to find; others are more difficult. Plant trading is a wonderful way to increase your collection. It really does become addictive to some of us.

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 1, 2010 11:02 PM CST
I bought some more of these today! I am working on a big project this weekend!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 2, 2010 4:48 AM CST
Oh boy. Lots of pictures Clint. Pleeeease. Can't wait to see them. What varieties did you get? Have any photos for the database?
Sorry, I was getting excited. *Blush* What is it you are doing?
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Apr 2, 2010 6:18 AM CST
Yes, nice article! I agree If I wasn't already a sempervivum nut this would convince me to be one! Big Grin
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 2, 2010 7:47 AM CST
Lynn - I can't think of the name but I think it was something with Black in the title (maybe Black Beauty or something similar). I also got one with Red in the name. I'm looking for contrasting colors. I am working on a container garden that is all sedums and all semperviums. I can't wait to get this going this weekend.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Apr 2, 2010 12:45 PM CST
Clint I know we don't have many entries yet in the database, but try looking through there. Also there are a few links in the article that have awesome photos of many varieties, some in different seasons so you can see what colors they will be in different times of the year. That is what we are working towards here in this Cubit, with the added feature of much more info on each plant. We will be adding sources for each plant also.
I do have one called Purdy's Big Red. Still not a mature specimen so not sure what to expect from it in the way of color yet. I do have some that are very red year round, just don't know the cultivar name for them, and they are one of the smaller varieties. Lost it years ago. : (
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 4, 2010 8:05 PM CST
I think I found the one you were talking about Clint. Was it called Dark Beauty?
Here is a link. It truly is a beauty. http://www.perennials.com/seeplant.html?item=1.490.240
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 4, 2010 8:15 PM CST
Lynn - That wasn't it. It was called "Black". It looks green with dark tips. I'll have to look at the plant tags tomorrow. I'm sure they have it.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 4, 2010 8:49 PM CST
If you don't find the tag here is a site that has a number of them with black in the name. : )
http://www.semperhorst.de/Diehmor%20B/Diehmor%20B.htm
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Apr 5, 2010 8:53 AM CST
Lynn - I found the name...

Sempervivum 'Black'

I have plenty of these if you want one, Lynn. You probably already have it though. LOL.

http://www.ecgrowers.com/Sempervivum-Black-50-p/51160.htm

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 27, 2010 8:18 PM CST
Wow, Clint somehow I have not been notified that there are new responses to my articles. Please accept my apology. I would love some of your Semp 'Black'. Is there something I can send you? Look through the database for the ones I have posted pictures of, I should have most of those available, especially if they are from last years plants. Thumbs up
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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Dec 17, 2012 11:54 PM CST
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