Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: What to grow in zone 3a????

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 22, 2012 1:31 PM CST
What low growing Sempervivum can I plant that will survive in zone 3a, at 3400 ft above sea level, with cool nights, in a rocky area along with Sedum, that the deer won't eat?? Blinking

Thanks in advance for your help.
Name: tabby
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tabby
Mar 22, 2012 2:03 PM CST
I don't get as cold as you, but I would try first with the common one that you can probably get for the cost of postage from a lot of us (including me).

Rabbits and squirrels eat my sempervivum, so I don't know if the deer will leave them alone.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 22, 2012 2:15 PM CST

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If you're able to provide some cover in winter in the form of snow or leaves, I would think most of them would probably do good in your zone.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 22, 2012 2:19 PM CST
Thank you tabby, for your kind offer, but you can't mail live plants to Canada without certification, which I understand is very expensive to get..

I know very little about these plants so what is the "common" one? Shrug!

Drat, I have red squirrels, chipmunks, voles and field mice so they may eat them. Grumbling
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Mar 22, 2012 2:32 PM CST
I don't think mice or voles have eaten mine, and I have a LOT of mice and voles near them.
But I do protect them against the rabbits which I know eat them, by putting chicken wire over them in the winter. They don't get eaten in the spring, summer and fall when there are better things to eat.

If you see plain green large sempervivum at gardens centers, it's almost always the common one.

Check out the Canadian site Drought Smart Plants for more information:
http://www.drought-smart-plants.com/#axzz1psbOWVcd
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 22, 2012 2:57 PM CST

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Margaret, Drought Smart Plants is an excellent place to get your hardy sedum and sempervivum. She will be able to help you choose the best semps for your needs.

The deer, mice and voles have never eaten mine, but I think it is because our winter is pretty mild and we have so much else for them to eat.
I do use the black bird netting over my raised beds in the fall and winter to keep the jays and squirrels from digging. They make such a mess, then I have oak, walnut and hazelnut trees coming up everywhere in the spring. : (

Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 22, 2012 3:21 PM CST
Chris, most winters we have good snow cover, but more so in that location as my DH blows the snow on there from the driveway. Hilarious!

Thanks Tabby, that looks like a great site, lots of info and photos. I saved the page so I can check it out later. Green Grin!

Thanks Lynn, I think this will be an interesting project, I haven't done anything different in quite some time. Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 22, 2012 3:43 PM CST

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I sure look forward to seeing your project develop. It will be fun watching it grow. Smiling
Name: Sandi
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picklepuff
Mar 22, 2012 6:51 PM CST
Margaret ,
Drought Smart Plants was running a special for Canadian buyers. I'm not sure if the special is still going on. Check out the group buys and trade forum! Big Grin
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Mar 22, 2012 7:56 PM CST
Thanks Sandi. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 23, 2012 12:56 AM CST

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Margaret, same situation here - my DH blows the driveway snow on my semp bed! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 23, 2012 9:25 AM CST

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That's a good thing, isn't it. Smiling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 23, 2012 9:45 AM CST

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Works for me!! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 23, 2012 11:39 AM CST

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Thumbs up

We still have patches of snow this morning, but most of it is gone now. Hurray!
Name: Kate
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LabourofLove
Mar 24, 2012 11:40 AM CST
In spite of recent reclassifications to the USDA hardiness zone map, I still believe I'm in 3A. I have plus or minus 120 different named sorts and another dozen or so unnamed ones doing just fine outdoors in raised beds.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 24, 2012 12:58 PM CST
Wow Kate, that is a lot of cultivars you have there, nice raised beds. Sure gives me hope that which ever ones I plant for my zone should do fine. Thanks so much for your input.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 24, 2012 1:06 PM CST

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Kate, I'm always amazed when I see all your raised beds! Do you do crafts with your semps too?
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 24, 2012 1:51 PM CST

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What a beautiful photo that is Kate. I love the dividers you have in some of them.

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