Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: My first ever Sempervivum plants

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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 26, 2016 12:02 PM CST
I purchased these from Lynn and just wanted to share some photos of my newly planted semps. Thank you Lynn Big Grin
Sempervivum 'Tesoro'

Sempervivum 'Silver Web'

Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Shampoo'


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Name: Steve Claggett
Portland Orygun (Zone 8a)
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madcratebuilder
Sep 26, 2016 12:56 PM CST
Hurray!

Those fill in very quickly. Like a potato chip, you can't have just one.
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 26, 2016 1:33 PM CST
Hilarious! I have about 50 on my want list already. Hopefully buying a few now will put in a position to trade a few later down the road. Lynn said the need good drainage so I used 5 gallon pots and filled them 1/3 the way up with with chunks of bricks and rocks then added potting soil mixed with grit, sand, and perlite. Hopefully this will be enough drainage for them. She also said they don't need to have their foliage touching damp soil so I added the rock mulch as precautionary measure. I sure hope I can keep them alive it's always kind of scary venturing into unknown until you get a feel for what the plants like and what they don't.
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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
Sep 26, 2016 3:01 PM CST

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You will get a feeling for them Daniel. Won't be long before you know if they are happy or not, then just make minor adjustments until you find the perfect growing conditions for you unique climate. Thumbs up
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 26, 2016 4:26 PM CST
Thanks Lynn you have been a huge help Thumbs up
­čî┐A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered­čî┐
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
Sep 26, 2016 6:48 PM CST

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I look forward to watching your semps grow. Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 26, 2016 9:49 PM CST
Congrats Daniel! Hope they grow well for you! Hurray! Thumbs up
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Paul
AV, southern California
Zone 8B/9A, Mojave Desert
Region: California
cahdg6891
Sep 26, 2016 11:56 PM CST
Grow, little semps, grow! Big Grin I agree it's impossible to have only a few. I had a few NOIDs and odds and ends, then wanted to collect all the recognized species and wild forms. Then I noticed how lonely and mostly green they looked, and I had to have some red ones... and some yellowish ones... and some pink ones... and some red and green ones... Whistling
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
Sep 27, 2016 8:09 AM CST

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I think Paul is officially a true sempaholic. Green Grin!
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 27, 2016 9:42 AM CST
Looks like I'm heading down the same path with both semps and sedums. Is adding more varieties the only cure Hilarious! I can't lie the more I look on the database the more varieties I want to add to the garden I'm up to 160 semps on my want list now. Rolling on the floor laughing
If anyone has any named sempervivum rosettes they'd like to trade for some fig and pomegranate cuttings this November please let me know. I grow about 120 different named fig trees and about 70 different named pomegranate trees. I doubt my baby semps and sedums will produce enough by then to trade them but I will have extra Dunce's Cap (Orostachys malacophylla var. iwarenge) that I put in some small pots I can trade also.
I'm so excited about growing Sempervivum. You should have seen the look on my wife's face when I told her I'm starting a new plant collection. She don't understand my passion for plants. I not only enjoy growing and propagating a wide array of plants I also hybridize a few so I have a bunch of different seedlings I'm always evaluating. I plan on trying my hand at hybridizing a few semps one day also.
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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
Sep 27, 2016 10:52 AM CST

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Daniel you need to come to the 2017 Hybridizing Clinic next April. Hurray!
Name: Paul
AV, southern California
Zone 8B/9A, Mojave Desert
Region: California
cahdg6891
Sep 27, 2016 11:50 AM CST
Yep Daniel, the only cure is more plants Big Grin My other plant obsessions are herbs, echeverias, and cacti, especially Opuntia, and the sight of a new clipping or plant always earns me, "You bought another one?!" Sticking tongue out Here is an appropriate photo my sister sent to me the other day.


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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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gg5
Sep 27, 2016 11:59 AM CST
haha exactly!! Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 27, 2016 2:04 PM CST
I love it, I wish I had a shirt with that on it.
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