Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Martin Haberer's site

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Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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parttimegardener
May 2, 2016 1:47 PM CST
Recently I went to Martin Haberer's site in Nuertingen Raidwangen (Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany) to visit his collection and expand my own. According to himself and his catalogue he has close to 3000 different semps, rollers and heuffs in his collection. He named a whole lot of semp and heuff crosses (about all made by bees).

I spent a total of 4 hours with him talking about semps and came back with 42 new semps for my collection, all named except for 1 noid.
Before going I had printed his catalogue and marked the ones I absolutely wanted (dark green), those I would take if some of the first group were not available (light green), those of minor interest(yellow) and those of no interest to me (red). Fortunately not all the ones I'd marked in dark green and light green were available otherwise I would have needed a second car to get everything home Whistling .

I selected a lot of smaller velvety types like 'Andre Smits', some brownish ones like 'Kelpone' and 'Bronze Pastel' and some I just because I liked their colour and/or shape like 'Dr. Fritz Koehlein', 'Sunburst', 'Goldmarie', 'Pacific Knight', 'Pacific Green Rose', 'Space Dog', 'Devils Touch', ....

Below some fotos of the collection...

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...and the propagated ones I selected my new semps from...

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I actually also wanted 'Cmirals Yellow' or "Goldsterchen' for my collection, but Martin did not recommend both as they grow slowly and make very few offspring. Maybe I will ask him for an offspring or two in autumn or next spring - this yellow spring colour is really unique for a semp.



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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 2, 2016 2:05 PM CST

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Oh Michael, how I wish I could have gone on that visit. What a treat it would be. Do you have a photo of 'Sunburst'?
It looks like he also has a nice collection of Rosularia?
Name: Tim Stoehr
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tcstoehr
May 2, 2016 3:39 PM CST
Holy cat's whiskers. I'm turning dark green with envy. Green Grin!
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springcolor
May 2, 2016 4:30 PM CST
So lucky, wish we could all go there. They look so nice too. Such a hard job picking the ones you want. Green Grin!
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Name: Wolfgang Bleicher
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turini
May 2, 2016 4:37 PM CST
Here you see Martin Haberer (right, left is Hans-Jörg Gensch)
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
May 2, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Thanks for posting this!!
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
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May 2, 2016 6:49 PM CST
Thanks for sharing! Can't imagine 3K cultivars although I have 6 K seedlings!

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Name: Margo
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ravenpickers
May 2, 2016 8:53 PM CST
WOW!!! That's is Sooooo INCREDIBLE!!!
Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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parttimegardener
May 2, 2016 11:55 PM CST
I actually first went through the catalogue and then picked some at random that I liked ( and that in reality looked much better than on sempervivum-liste.de). Otherwise I'd still be there selecting... Big Grin too much of a selection can be exausting and I didn't want to keep Martin longer than necessary in the light spring rain that was starting.
Afterwards I went through Raidwangen by foot before heading home and discovered quite some front yards with rock piles and different types of semp in them - it seems like Martin's passion is contagious...

Good eye, Lynn, there are actually some rosularia and orostachys and other non-semps in the first rows on the second foto. Anything else was just semps, rollers and heuffs.

Tomorrow I willl try to take some good fotos of the two 'sunburst' rosettes I got. It seems like their brightest season is nearly passed and they go into normal looking colour phase. The bright center is getting smaller every day and green is starting off in the very center.
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goldfinch4
May 3, 2016 5:49 AM CST

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Wow! What an amazing visit that must have been. I'm green with envy too. Green Grin! That must be extremely difficult narrowing down your selections with a collection that size. Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
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Name: Michael
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parttimegardener
May 3, 2016 2:04 PM CST
Both 'Sunburst' rosettes look a bit tired as I just transplanted them this weekend. As I said before they're no longer in their brightest colour phase.

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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
May 3, 2016 2:38 PM CST
They look great!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 3, 2016 8:15 PM CST

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Thank you so much for the photos Michael, they look great.
Name: Jo Ann Mc Brayer
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ricos
May 3, 2016 9:40 PM CST

Sunburst is quite rmarkable. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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