Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Just used the database search with one result.

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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 16, 2016 7:12 PM CST
Sempervivum 'Boromir' is what came up with three parameters. Large 4-9 inches, cilia and pink flowers are what I entered. It looks right? Any thoughts. A few more questions too. I thought all the new side growth was going to be chicks but one has bloomed. How can I tell flowers from chicks. I thought the higher ones would be flowers and the lower ones around the base would be chicks? There is a new growth just below the flower that has a stem. Is that the chick. New to paying close attention to these. I'd hate for this giant to flower and die. Just love this large size. Here are some photos at bad angles. Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 17, 2016 8:28 PM CST

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Great photos Leslieray. It does look like your beautiful rosette and offsets are going to bloom. You can behead the large rosette and remove all of the elongated offsets that are forming. By doing this you might force the parent rosette to produce non blooming offsets. Not sure, but you might have one or two offsets that look normal. The ones that have a nice tight formation of the young rosettes.
I find that when a rosette is going to bloom it goes into a major growing spurt and become quite large. Your is a beauty for sure.
Name: Jo Ann Mc Brayer
NW Oregon (Zone 8a)
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ricos
Jun 30, 2016 11:36 PM CST

Boromir does some of the strangest things. I have had lots of them make crests and put flowers out in the wierdest places. It would be a mistake I think to judge all semp behavior by this one.
(Wasn't Boromir in the book a little off track too ?.)
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 30, 2016 11:47 PM CST
I'll not be there to see it for 20 days. Life got in the way but I have some one who'll be happy to send some pics my way. Your post was good timing Jo Ann. I tip my hat to you.
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