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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 23, 2016 8:09 PM CST
What a lovely specimen you have grown Baja. How old is this plant?
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 23, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Thank you. It is a year and a half old from a cutting. This fall I will be turning it into more cuttings to start the next generation. The cycle must continue! Thumbs up I would like to grow a bunch of these to put in the ground.

Here is the mother plant, which I have allowed to flower, alongside a second clone with bigger leaves and flowers.

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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
May 23, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Are they short lived? Is that why the cycle must continue?
All the photos are wonderful. I love watching for your photos of the most amazing plants.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
May 23, 2016 8:58 PM CST
No, they are quite long lived in nature (and can grow several inches of stem). There are a few colonies growing wild on the hill above here. They grow on almost pure rock.

The plant without flowers is the sole survivor of its generation... most of them succumbed to bugs. That is why I amputate the flowers on plants I'm propagating as soon as I see them. Plus then there's less dead flower stalks to trim off in the fall that way. Smiling

In cultivation they can grow several times faster than they do in habitat. These plants are a few months old and will be filling 6 inch pots by the end of their first year. Like other Dudleyas they seem to really thrive in our mild, foggy coastal climate.



Thank you for the kind words. These are amazing plants. I grew a batch of about 15 two years ago and they were well received as gifts. Now I want to try and concentrate on a garden project. I would like to plant several of them side by side on the ground, forming a native groundcover. That would be cool. I'll be sure to take a photo when it happens. I tip my hat to you.
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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
May 23, 2016 9:01 PM CST
I look forward to see that photo. Smiling

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