Plant ID forum: Is this a hen and chick (sempervivum 'witcheri')

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Name: Logan Tipton
Lexington, Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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tiptonla
May 24, 2014 8:58 PM CST
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Name: Logan Tipton
Lexington, Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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May 24, 2014 9:14 PM CST
Here is another picture.


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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 24, 2014 9:18 PM CST

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They are both sempervivums but we can ask @valleylynn for help on the cutivar confirmation.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 24, 2014 9:36 PM CST
Hi tiptonla, and a big Welcome! to ATP.
Your sempervivum doesn't appear to be Witcheri. The color and texture of the leaves is not correct. I have never seen Witcheri with watermarks. I see in one of your photos there are watermarks.

Here are photos of Witcheri in different seasons, notice the fairly heavy cilia along the leaves and some tufting at the tips. Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Witcheri')

How long have you had your plant? What conditions are you growing it in?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
May 24, 2014 9:44 PM CST

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Thanks for popping in Lynn, there are a few more semp ID threads started by tiptonla

The thread "Is this a hen and chick (sempervivum 'Gunther')" in Plant ID forum
The thread "Is this a hen and chick and if so what type?" in Plant ID forum
The thread "Is this a hen and chick (sempervivum 'jade rose')" in Plant ID forum

And by the way, Welcome! to ATP @tiptonla!
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Name: Logan Tipton
Lexington, Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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May 24, 2014 10:06 PM CST
Thank you for the warm welcome. I received these plants (in Lexington, Kentucky) along with several others from my grandmother (in Johnson City, Tennessee) six days ago. She did not know the names of most of the plants. I am currently storing them in two pots with regular dirt from my garden. We had a rather large rain storm four days ago. I do not know if this is what caused the watermarks. I was planning on planting them in a pot with a sand/dirt mix with a layer of small pebbles on the top. Is this what you would recommend? I did grow up with orchard trees and gardening on a farm in Tennessee, but I am very new to raising flowers and yard plants. Thank you for helping me. @valleylynn @Calif_Sue
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 24, 2014 10:49 PM CST
Your potting mix sound like it should work well.
Watermarkings are a natural feature of some sempervivum, and are loved by many collectors. Some may have them year round, but most have them for a short season, usually starting in the spring and going through the summer. This trait can very depending on the cultivar.

When we receive plants with no names it is almost impossible to identify which semp it might be. There are thousands of named cultivars.
But that sure doesn't keep us from loving our NOIDs (No ID). Many of us have our collections of NOID sempervivum.
Please keep us updated with photos as your wonderful sempervivum settles in and takes off growing.

Come join us over in the Sempervivum Forum. We love having new members to share their photos and there new found love of hardy succulents. Hurray!
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Name: Logan Tipton
Lexington, Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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May 24, 2014 11:14 PM CST
Thank you for the information. I am going to start reading through the sempervivum forum. I will try to post more photos throughout the year. @valleylynn
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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
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
May 24, 2014 11:19 PM CST
Wonderful. We all look forward to seeing you and your new plants. Thumbs up

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