Plant ID forum: Mounded succulent ID needed

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Name: Carol Sandt
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csandt
Aug 28, 2016 4:54 PM CST
I like the mounded way this succulent grows. Can anyone identify it? I apologize for the poor quality of the first image. The second image shows it in the garden where I saw it in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania.


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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Aug 28, 2016 5:10 PM CST
It has to be Sempervivum - that is the only 'Hen & Chick' type succulents that would be cold hardy enough to live in your area. There are a ton of different ones. I found this website with photos - I have never purchased from this company so can't recommend or not recommend but the photos are worth a look.

http://mountaincrestgardens.com/sempervivum-hens-and-chicks/

All the Sempervivums mound like that with time.
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Aug 28, 2016 5:53 PM CST

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Name: Carol Sandt
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csandt
Aug 28, 2016 6:20 PM CST
DaisyI said:It has to be Sempervivum - that is the only 'Hen & Chick' type succulents that would be cold hardy enough to live in your area.

All the Sempervivums mound like that with time.


I was told that some of the plants in this garden are taken into a greenhouse for the winter, but I don't know whether the moundy one is cold--hardy or not. There were other plants in that garden that even I (a succulent newbie) could identify as hens and chicks, but they were growing in a flat, spread-out form in large groups about two or three feet in diameter. No mounds for them. The moundy plant was only about one foot in diameter. What might cause one type to grow in a large flat group and this one, in contrast, to form a mound even though its growth appears to be unrestricted?
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Aug 28, 2016 6:37 PM CST
If this plant is one of those taken in for the winter, it might be Echeveria. They are hardy to only about 20* F. If so, I would say Echeveria Secunda.
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purpleinopp
Aug 29, 2016 8:21 AM CST
If the edges of the leaves are smooth, that's evidence toward Echeveria, against Sempervivum.
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