Past Plants of the Day forum: Sempervivum of the Day: Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Patent Leather Shoes')

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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 22, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Sempervivum is Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Patent Leather Shoes').

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Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Patent Leather Shoes') .

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Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Patent Leather Shoes')
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Apr 25, 2016 9:56 AM CST
When I was in school, I remember them saying "there is no such thing as a dumb (personal in your case) question. If you are curious/want it . Ask for it. There may be others who would find this helpful.

Go for it Hurray!
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
Apr 25, 2016 12:10 PM CST
I took this photo of 'Patent Leather Shoes' during the clinic on Saturday. Just love this smaller type semp.


Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Apr 25, 2016 12:14 PM CST
Oh, I drooled over that one at the clinic. Beautiful picture Lynn.
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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 25, 2016 11:13 PM CST
I agree really pretty! This one is on my want list for sure! My semp sister Patty has this, so maybe by next year I'll have an offset or two nodding I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Apr 25, 2016 11:41 PM CST
It's my closest to black so far of the ones I've introduced. The waxy texture makes me think of patent leather shoes.

Now I need to make it the size of a football. It actually gets to about 4", but that clump has not been divided.

Kevin
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Patty
Apr 26, 2016 9:24 PM CST
If you start cranking out football semps I'm going to have to add another acre to my garden! Blinking
Patty 🌺
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Sempervivums Container Gardener Foliage Fan Garden Ideas: Master Level Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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webesemps
Apr 26, 2016 10:45 PM CST
I'll have to stick to the ping pong/tennis ball semps ... Sighing!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Apr 26, 2016 11:14 PM CST
Me too!! Already my neighbors think I'm crazy, can you imagine if suddenly I needed twice the amount of space haha! Hurray! I like the idea though Sticking tongue out
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