Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Featured Sempervivum Week 4: 'Raspberry Ice'

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Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
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Cahac
Jun 13, 2014 6:21 AM CST
Raspberry Ice-
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The Hybridizer is Mina Colvin of USA in1973
This is 1 of my very Favorite Semps
Awesome Semp " Raspberry Ice" Supposed to get very large up to 9" but mine hasn't gotten over 6-6 1/2" but it is really nice & full. and clumps up very nicely
Beautiful Fuzzy Blue-Green color late Spring thru Summer. Fall starts to turn Mostly Red thru the Winter season. Early Spring starts to turn back Green again. The Knockout color occurs about the last week of May here in Va, when the last of the Red color is a wide stripe down the center of the leave. Late doing that this year and didn't get the full effect of the changeover
cliff
Apr-2014
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May2014




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June 2014
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Bloom from july 2013
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 13, 2014 12:26 PM CST

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Wow! You picked a good one! Great info and photos too. Will try to add some pics of mine this weekend.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jun 13, 2014 2:15 PM CST
That is a beauty!!! Don't have that one.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 13, 2014 3:45 PM CST
Wow Cliff I love it!! Hurray! Hurray! Here is mine in the winter stage but noticed it yesterday (no photo) and it was looking so pretty!! I tip my hat to you.
photo taken beginning of April 2014
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Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
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Cahac
Jun 13, 2014 4:45 PM CST
Thanks Greg,
I see a lot of pics where its all red. But mine have never gotten all red like that ,there is always some green showing. somewhere in the rosette. and these are all from same pot even the bloom was from the hole in center showing in May pic. Chicks are starting to fill in the June Pics Has to be the length of sunlight
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 13, 2014 4:52 PM CST
Cliff mine are in full sun, and we've had an oddly sunny spring, so I think that's why they were so dark this year!
Hurray!
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Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Jun 13, 2014 7:42 PM CST
I really like Raspberry Ice. It's one I marked months ago for purchase next year. Thumbs up

Has anyone ever had one that looked like: https://www.simplysucculents.com/online-store/products/70
Just wondering what conditions produced the very light green, almost white color. Sticking tongue out
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 13, 2014 8:29 PM CST
Mine will never look like that because its in too much sun, I think...we'll see though, after I've had it for a few more months! Thumbs up
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jun 14, 2014 5:12 AM CST

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This was taken about a week ago.
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An early April picture
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An unusual flower stalk on one of the Raspberry Ice plants
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Name: Cliff Hughes
Front Royal, Va (Zone 6a)
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Cahac
Jun 14, 2014 6:29 AM CST
Nice Chris,
your April pic is pretty close to as red as mine ever gets. sometimes the very center goes all red but there is always the blue-green somewhere.
cliff
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Name: Bob Rose
Youngstown, Ohio (Zone 5a)
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bobbydrose
Jun 14, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Hey Guys, here's a photo of one of my Raspberry Ice that I just took. nodding
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jun 14, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Chris, that is an impressive colony you have. Beautiful.
Hi Bob, I have not seen you post here before or is my memory lapsing? Just wanted to say Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Your picture is a beauty, the center glows.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 14, 2014 12:22 PM CST

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Love Raspberry Ice. So glad you chose this one Cliff.
I had a terrible time growing this one. My first time all the new offsets I received bloomed, and of course died. The next year they decided to stay around. I love the text, form and color of this wonderful semp.

Great photos from all of you for the semp. Hurray!
I need to get a new photo when my camera comes back home later today.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jun 14, 2014 12:36 PM CST
I can tell you the story of this one.

Mina Colvin loved arachnoideum 'Tomentosum' and wanted to see what variations it might produce from seed. She grew a large number and sent a slide of the group of seedlings in our round robin that eventually became SFAN. I saw two that looked distinctive in the slide and said "pull these two out and grow them on". Those two turned out to be 'Raspberry Ice' and 'Silver Thaw', both great plants although frustrating as parents because they produce few seeds. Both grow great for me although my colony of 'Silver Thaw' looks a bit chimeric, as some of the rosettes are differently colored than the rest. Generally I would blame seedlings, but not in this case.

Kevin



Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Jun 14, 2014 1:58 PM CST
Thanks Kevin!
I always find it fascinating to get such a detailed semp history!! Hurray!
Name: Bob Rose
Youngstown, Ohio (Zone 5a)
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bobbydrose
Jun 14, 2014 2:24 PM CST
My first time Julia. Ands thanks for the welcome.

I just wanted to show all how "big" mine was. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Bob Rose
Youngstown, Ohio (Zone 5a)
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bobbydrose
Jun 14, 2014 2:28 PM CST
How many acorns and thumbs up do I need to get a pizza?
Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Jun 14, 2014 3:14 PM CST
Ah, well in that case Welcome! Bob!!

And if you figure out a way to buy pizza with acorns and thumbs, please let me know! Whistling
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 14, 2014 3:20 PM CST

No pizza but here is where you can find a chance to win some nice plant prizes.
In the monthly Not a raffle raffle Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jun 14, 2014 4:57 PM CST
I have a seedling from 'Raspberry Ice' X self that is like a more intense version with more cobwebbing and better color retention. It might get a name if its performance continues.

By the way I've never seen this semp too large so I don't know how the reports of 9" rosettes have appeared. With 'Tomentosum' as the pod parent you wouldn't expect anything too big.

Kevin

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