Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Is it common for chicks to grow from bloom stalks?

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Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Aug 26, 2016 4:08 PM CST
Hey all,
I was just wondering, is it common for offsets to grow from the blooming stalk of a semp?
How often have you seen it?
Will they survive if I cut them off and plant them? (or what is the best strategy for survival?)

I've seen something similar in other plants (daylilies mainly), but I've never seen this in semps.
Then again I've only been growing them for a few years... Sticking tongue out

Thanks for any info about your experiences!

Here are some pics that illustrate what I am talking about:
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Bonus Pics:
The first sunflower to ever bloom here, being visited by the first Monarch of the year.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 26, 2016 5:52 PM CST

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Hi J.C.
I have had that a few times. Seems like most of them ended up blooming. If I remember correctly a couple of them did end up living to become normal rosettes. I detached them and gave them special attention.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Aug 28, 2016 11:12 AM CST
I came across this yesterday on Topaz. There are three of four of them in a ring around the base of the bloom stem but between leaves. I suppose they will bloom too? We'll see...

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 28, 2016 1:50 PM CST

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Yes, I can see the bloom on one offset already forming.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Aug 28, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Darn! But then again it isn't like I have a shortage of Topaz here! Just like to see how these experiments turn out!
Name: J.c. S.
Kansas (Zone 6b)
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StaticAsh
Aug 29, 2016 9:02 PM CST
Thanks! I have removed and replanted some, and left some others alone. Now we wait... Sticking tongue out
Name: Terri Stanley
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TerriStanley
Aug 31, 2016 4:19 AM CST
I have a silly noid that has also put out a bunch of chicks and a few blooms. Shrug!
The blooms appear to be finished. I'm not sure what she's going to do next! Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 31, 2016 1:28 PM CST

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Very interesting Terri. That one just doesn't want to give up. Go little semp factory, go. Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Aug 31, 2016 3:13 PM CST
Terri how pretty is that one!! Hurray!
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Aug 31, 2016 3:17 PM CST
Ummm... it kind of reminds me of Medusa...
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 31, 2016 3:44 PM CST

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Yes, a young Medusa, that hasn't grown up/out all the way.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 25, 2016 7:25 PM CST
here's a Noid Semp head having been lopped twice and now barely existing with bloom head, flowers and offsets hanging on; I'm just waiting for the chicks to mature a little longer and going to take them off before long.

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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Sep 25, 2016 9:49 PM CST
Hurray! success! I tip my hat to you. Looks so healthy and happy! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 26, 2016 11:05 AM CST

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Awesome photo Bev. Is that one of your beautiful NOIDs?
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 26, 2016 11:11 AM CST
It is a noid that I found most interesting in that it had long fuzzy red-green leaves in Spring. I think the plant came from Patty and might at one time had some ID but she did have some beautiful noids that she offered to us before she made the big move. I'm hoping to see that interesting Noid again thru the offsets maturing.
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Oct 14, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Here's another offset next to a bloom that popped up later
on previously cut bloomstalk:
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I'm anxious to get this and other two offsets going into their own pot. They are offsets to a noid that I still found interesting enough to save!

Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Oct 14, 2016 9:16 PM CST
It happened to my Topaz. I posted a photo a while back and Lynn thought they were going to bloom but they did not. They are true offsets and if it ever stops raining during daylight I will get a photo.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 14, 2016 10:30 PM CST
Ok, Connie! Drooling
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Oct 15, 2016 5:25 PM CST
Ok here are the Topaz stem chicklets; side(ish) view:
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Looking straight down, you can see where I cut the stem off:
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There must be 9 or 10 new chicks on the stem!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Oct 15, 2016 6:04 PM CST
Wow, impressive, Connie! Hubby says for you to "Go Girl!" Drooling

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