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As a comment about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum 'Atroviolaceum'), MotherRaphaela wrote:

Lynn & Co: I received the plant I photographed and uploaded today from Sequim Rare Plants, titled only Sempervivum 'Atroviolaceum.' Let me know if it's in the wrong category... Thanks! MR
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 10, 2014 4:09 PM CST
MR, it could be you have it in the correct entry. We will see what it looks like in the spring. That will tell us for sure. I see that yours has lovely water markings which would be correct for S. 'Atroviolaceum'.
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 10, 2014 6:40 PM CST
OK. I'll do my best to keep the photos coming. Good to know it seems that God willing, I can plan to live a little longer (as much as any of us can.) Just discovered that the priest who died of a heart attack night before last was only 52. we knew he was young, and still had one kid living at home, but that's VERY young! A real reminder that we never know! MR
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
Sep 10, 2014 7:19 PM CST
No, we don't know when our time will be up. That's why we should live each day as if it was our last.
Name: Erwin
Germany, Bavarian, Ratisbona
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sempervivumde
Dec 23, 2014 8:58 AM CST
I think it's almost impossible to find the real clone. I spent a long time to find description in books and old catalogues. Now I have many pictures (and plants) of different "Atro's". (with 'Atropurpureum')

Another Sempervivum is known labelled 'Violaceum' (S. tectorum violaceum). It's a bluish beauty - I love them Lovey dubby

Thumb of 2014-12-23/sempervivumde/7c3b8a Thumb of 2014-12-23/sempervivumde/3e3a12

I got this one from Arends nursery. I was working there 1,5 years. 'Alpha', 'Beta', 'Gamma' and "Ronsdorfer beauties" was breeded there.



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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
Dec 23, 2014 1:49 PM CST
Erwin, your S. tectorum violaceum is beautiful. The name matches the color of the semp.

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