Photo of Orostachys spinosa 'Minuta': Orostachys spinosa 'Minuta'

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 13, 2014 2:27 PM CST
Oh Greg, what a wonderful colony of Orostachys spinosa 'Minuta'.
I lost all of mine 3 types to slugs, before I was aware there was a problem. I now put slug bait down in Jan. and again some time in the spring. I realized that the slugs had been tasting other plants, like semps and sedum, but didn't seem to care for the taste and left them alone. But the Orostachys spinosa (all varieties) they absolutely loved and cleaned them all out overnight. I know it was them, as they were out there early in the morning finishing off the last morsels. And yet they don't go anywhere near the other species of Oros. Shrug!
Turned out that was why I didn't have hostas either.

I will have to give spinos a try again now that I know the secret of keeping them. Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 13, 2014 6:50 PM CST
Thanks for the heads up Lynn...I will keep an eye out for slugs! Thumbs up Sorry you lost yours.
I lost my Japonica to the winter wet this year Thumbs down I loved that plant and plan on replacing it in May when I go to Perennial Obsessions...I'm hoping Cynda has some! I tip my hat to you.
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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 13, 2014 9:41 PM CST
I think mine are starting to come out of dormancy. I need to check on them tomorrow morning before I go to work.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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gg5
Apr 13, 2014 10:01 PM CST
I hope yours are all good Lynn!! I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Apr 30, 2014 4:50 AM CST
Great looking colony Greg!
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