Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Solist II')

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Solist II').

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Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Solist II') .

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Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Solist II')
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 16, 2016 11:25 PM CST
What strange forms (mega-cresting?) these plants are taking. One of them looks like it's getting up and going to walk out of your plant bed.
Looks like the cresting form loses the nice maroon coloring or was the photo taken in its green stage?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2016 11:35 PM CST
By summer time it is green, it does lose the reddish brown color. I think that was the most unusual crested form I've had on the semps.
This sempervivum is noted for a propensity towards cresting. Wonder what it will do this year?
As you can see in the spring photo (darker coloring) it was just one rosette that crested.
I should check on the colony tomorrow, to see if there are any signs of cresting for this year.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 17, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Just got this one last summer from you, Lynn. It survived the winter well and hoping to see some chicks this year!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 17, 2016 7:45 PM CST
It turns out to be a very fun semp Chris. You just don't know what the cresting is going to do. It can take on all different shapes. Hope yours does some fun things this year. But mostly produces lots of offsets before it does anything crazy.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 17, 2016 8:48 PM CST
Interesting! Keep us posted this year
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 18, 2016 5:21 PM CST
Wow really pretty!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 18, 2016 5:49 PM CST
This might only be funny to me but Lynn I noticed this post yesterday morning but in my head I said "Hmm I hope someone else lets Lynn know she spelled the name wrong, I don't want to correct Miss Lynn" Shrug!
Imagine my surprise when I go to Sempervivum.liste.de and discover it is how the Germans spell it
Whistling who knew Rolling on the floor laughing
Glad I didn't say anything~ I tip my hat to you.
But wow what an amazing semp! Even the uncrested plants are lovely! At least one of your photos of crested should be posted on Sempervivum.liste (in my opinion)
Thanks Lynn for creating these threads
Cheers
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 18, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Greg don't feel bad. I thought it was spelled incorrectly also. Hilarious!
I still want to spell it wrong, I have to catch myself every time I write the name. Big Grin
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 18, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Lynn the one that gets me every time is 'Gipsy' because I am so used to spelling it the american way of Gyspy...oh well!! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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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
Mar 18, 2016 9:30 PM CST
I have trouble with that one also Greg. Gets confusing sometimes. Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 18, 2016 10:52 PM CST
Welcome! yes confusion for sure, this evening this man came up to me and asked "Hey do you know what the date is today?" And I was really stumped, even though I knew yesterday was St Patty's day Confused Confused I had to look at my phone...Anyway thank you Lynn for all your work here at ATP! Not just work but your presence! Group hug
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
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
Mar 18, 2016 11:21 PM CST
That is how I feel about you Greg. It takes a team of all of us to keep things going in the right direction.
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Mar 20, 2016 12:24 AM CST
Hurray! I agree Hurray!
Patty 🌺

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