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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 27, 2016 11:03 AM CST
I went outside to measure my semps after reading what Terri said: "I'm dyin' to see the big one!". So then I thought to ask, "What is everybody else's biggest semps measuring up to?"

I'm showing my 2 biggest semps knowing that these will be easy to top by those who think size matters.

This is Unicorn in growing stage:
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This is Jolly Green Giant which I hope doesn't get any bigger:
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Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 27, 2016 11:26 AM CST
Oh I'm lovin' that! I have to go out in this soupy, humid mess and take a look at who's doing what out there. I have a few new semps that promise to be big. Hurray! Julia sent me a gorgeous selection of plants, which included 'Exorna' and it is already huge!
Wish I hadn't let my 'Unicorn' bloom out last summer! D'Oh!

Excellent thread, Bev! I hope everyone chimes in with their biggest! I'll sit here with a pen and take copious notes!
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 27, 2016 12:30 PM CST

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I didn't put a ruler to it, but you can tell the size comparison to my hand. This is 'Vlado'
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 27, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Ooh, thanks Chris for giving us that one! Any chance you can measure it later and edit your post to add the "big" number? I just want to have a number with the picture when I brag about my friend in WI with the "big one"... Whistling
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 27, 2016 12:50 PM CST
I love your 'Vlado', Chris! My entire obsession with that cultivar started with you! Thumbs up
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Jul 27, 2016 1:36 PM CST
Love this thread! It will be Monday before I can join in the picture sharing.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 27, 2016 4:08 PM CST

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Sure, I'll write a note to check it when the rain stops Bev!
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Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Jul 27, 2016 4:15 PM CST
This NOID's largest rosette is a smidge over 6 inches wide. She's growing tall as well as wide. If unchecked she will be a monster in no time.

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 27, 2016 5:17 PM CST
Ooh, Chris, I forgot...you did mention the weird weather you've been having.

Tim, "tall as well as wide"?..Well, take control, man!

We'll be waiting, Julia!
Name: Terri Stanley
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TerriStanley
Jul 27, 2016 6:16 PM CST
That is a fantastic NOID, Tim! Thumbs up I must schlep out to measure 'Starshine'. It was looking big when I moved it last week. 'Lavender and Old Lace' too.

Very busy day for me. Hubby's birthday means cooking most of the day. Eggs for breakfast, big garden salad for lunch. Double chocolate cake, baked macaroni and cheese, baked salmon and early sweet corn from our garden for dinner. No way I'm cooking anything tomorrow! Blinking
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Name: Michael
Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
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parttimegardener
Jul 27, 2016 10:30 PM CST
My semps are mostly small to middle sized. My biggest one until now used to have about 8" before it flowered recently. My current biggest one is about 5" in diameter, but I saw its mother at about 12" diameter, when I received the 2" chick in May from a local nursery. They told me they once received it under the name 'giganteum ...or something else that means big". A NOID I would say.
Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 28, 2016 10:27 AM CST
Wow Michael, I think we'd all love to see that 'giganteum' noid! Hurray!
The wheels are already turning, trying to figure out how I can score a piece of that potentially 12" noid! Whistling
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 28, 2016 10:38 AM CST
TerriStanley said:Wow Michael, I think we'd all love to see that 'giganteum' noid! Hurray!

I agree Even if it is the son of...!

Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 29, 2016 8:30 AM CST
If that baby's mother was a 12"er, darn right I wanna see!
I'm still scheming a way to get a piece of it! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Michael
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parttimegardener
Jul 29, 2016 12:51 PM CST
When I received it, it was plain greenish grey since then it has grown significantly, coloured up nicely and has grown 4 offsets.
Here is what it currenty looks like in its 8" pot.

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The scale is cm not inches... Hilarious!


Name: Terri Stanley
Doddridge Co. WV (Zone 6a)
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TerriStanley
Jul 29, 2016 3:45 PM CST
I like it! Please keep us updated as it grows! Wow, there's even watermarks!
Can't wait to see how big it gets! Hurray!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 29, 2016 3:47 PM CST
Gee Michael, what it lacks in centimeters, your lovely noid makes up in looks! Lovey dubby
Name: Patty
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Patty
Jul 29, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Well mine is not even a runner up - when I moved in Sept I only brought chicks or smallish hens with me so Red Rum is my winner at about 5 1/2" Thumbs up
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jul 29, 2016 7:00 PM CST
Patty, maybe here, beauty trumps size? Red Rum definitely more interesting than my Unicorn up above... Whistling
Name: Tim Stoehr
Canby, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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tcstoehr
Jul 29, 2016 7:58 PM CST
Patty said:Well mine is not even a runner up - when I moved in Sept I only brought chicks or smallish hens with me so Red Rum is my winner at about 5 1/2" Thumbs up


This thread was started for each person to show the largest semp in their gardens. Everybody has a largest one... so everybody's a winner. (I can't believe I just said that *Blush* )

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