Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Meet the hirtas

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 1, 2010 9:31 AM CST

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Jovibarba hirta are especially hardy, and are native to different parts of Europe. They are also referred to as rollers as they have very short fragile stolons that break and send the little round offsets rolling away from the parent. It doesn't take long for them to make a dense, mat that covers the ground. You just have to love these little guys.
J hirta sobolifera

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 1, 2010 9:36 AM CST

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Here is J hirta Bulgarian in July before the drought, and again in Sept. They seem to handle drought conditions really well.


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twitcher
Oct 1, 2010 11:33 AM CST
Thanks Lynn. I'll post some pics of the ones I have, but have to run right now.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 1, 2010 3:23 PM CST

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Can't wait to see which ones you have twit. See you later. Take care. Here is one I got from a dear friend. Big Grin
J. hirt f/Belansky Tatra This is such a sweet little plant, can't wait until it starts multiplying.
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Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Oct 3, 2010 8:40 AM CST
They also can take lots more cold than even Sempervivum - all the Jovibarba are great for that. My old rusty wheelbarrow is filled with them, and even through snow, ice and cold they are happy, not so Semps in similar conditions. Gotta love that!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 3, 2010 9:20 AM CST

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Kin and twit got me started on them. They are such fun plants.
Okay, that is all of the hirtas I have, come on, show us which ones you all have. Hurray!
Can't wait to see more of them. Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2010 6:11 PM CST

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Twit look, Tatra is making babies. It has been struggling every since I got it, now with these fall rains it is positively taking off. What a cutie it is. Lovey dubby
J hirta f Belansky Tatra
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twitcher
Oct 26, 2010 5:34 PM CST
Yes, I am quite fond of the hirta's. I agree I'll be posting some pics soon, I hope. I've been collecting my pots from different locations and grouping in the same place to make that easier. I added several to my collection this summer thanks to help from friends and a few purchases. Hope to keep expanding them over time. They are likely the easiest to grow and maintain.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 26, 2010 6:37 PM CST

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I never paid much attention to them until this year. I fell in love with them this summer. I will definitely have to add to the collection come next spring.
Name: BlueFox
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BlueFox
Oct 27, 2010 11:05 AM CST
They are great, aren't they? These were in my mixed bag unlabeled Jovibarba and they are tough! I never worry that they won't make it through the winter as they outperform many of the Sempervivum Thumbs up

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twitcher
Oct 27, 2010 6:15 PM CST
and you can play a game of marbles with the extra offsets! Crying
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 27, 2010 6:40 PM CST

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Crying Crying Confused Maybe that is what the birds are doing, playing marbles. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Oct 29, 2010 7:54 AM CST
What a great image! I'm enthralled with the little rollers - even those on my tiny seedlings are getting dislodged already - I'm going to be inundated with rollers! Hurray!


This pot is only 2" across!

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 29, 2010 12:09 PM CST

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Jacki, that is such a sweet plant. Lovey dubby And that is one of your seedlings?
Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Oct 29, 2010 8:27 PM CST
Yup - I have too many and didn't get them all potted *Blush* I'll wait until the spring now, I can't be bothered.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 11, 2011 8:53 AM CST

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This little roller is turning out to have some size as far as rollers go. This rosette is slightly more than 3" across. I love the look of it.

J. hirta sobolifera 4/6/2011
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Name: Terri
North Georgia zone 6b
I missed all the spring specials!!
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insiderart
Apr 11, 2011 12:04 PM CST
I just love the J. hirtas!! I can't wait for mine to grow up. After "Astrid" settles in I should be able to send you some Twit. I received several little "rollers" in my order.

Lynn just sent me a couple new onesssssssss!!! Lovey dubby
I shall henceforth count you all as enablers of my collecting \"disease\".
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 11, 2011 4:48 PM CST

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Won't be long Terri before you will be over run with them. : )
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 20, 2011 10:41 PM CST

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J. hirta f/Belansky Tatra 4/18/2011 is waking up and going to town making offsets. This is a tiny little J. hirta.

Name: BlueFox
Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Apr 21, 2011 9:46 AM CST
They are sooo sweet! And tough - I lost a mama plant, but the babies were sitting up on top and were fine. So amazing...

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