Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Red Hens and Chicks from Michigan Bulb

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crittergarden
Mar 25, 2012 5:12 PM CST
Does anyone have this semp?
Mine arrived green.
Maybe the red color is seasonal?
Does anybody know?
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crittergarden
Mar 25, 2012 5:31 PM CST
http://www.michiganbulb.com/product/Red_Hens_Chicks/Perennia...
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goldfinch4
Mar 26, 2012 1:41 PM CST

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Lots of semps go through color changes during the year. It probably will change to red now as the seasons are changing. I think the one they are selling is an un-named variety so I can't tell you for sure though.
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crittergarden
Mar 26, 2012 2:06 PM CST
I don't know if it's literally "unnamed", but they certainly don't tell you the botanical names of their plants unless you call to ask!

THANKS for answering!
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goldfinch4
Mar 26, 2012 2:52 PM CST

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Seriously - you have to call to ask? Pretty strange.... Shrug!
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DEMinPA
Mar 26, 2012 3:59 PM CST
Mine in the summer.


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This month.


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Don
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valleylynn
Mar 26, 2012 4:07 PM CST

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Don, beautiful semps with a really lovely dark red stage. : )

Critter, that is odd that you would have to call to get a name of a plant? Many places just sell un-named semps, which is okay if you don't care about having the name. If you look at the base of the leaves of the semp in your above link, you will notice that they are green. It will probably turn green with dark tips.

There are some semps that stay dark purple or red year round.

I'll see if I can make you a list of one or two that will stay red year round.
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crittergarden
Mar 26, 2012 5:57 PM CST
Cool - I would appreciate the list.

I'm in the same zone as DEMinPA, but mine just came out of their shipping box and his were out all winter.

I really did want an all year "different" one as an accent among all my green ones tho.
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valleylynn
Mar 26, 2012 7:09 PM CST

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The only one I have that stays red year round is this NOID. Wish I knew the name of it, but I don't, lost it many years ago. It is a smaller semp, about 2 to 2 1/2 inches across.
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Rubikon Improved is supposed to stay red pretty much all year. http://www.northhillsnursery.com/SempervivumBeginningWithR.h...

Darjeeling is suppose to be red year round.

How long have you had your semps Critter? Just wondering if you have been through a full year with them to see if they will be making any color changes. You can also scroll through the semp part of the ATP database looking at the thumbnails until you see something that you like. Thumbs up
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crittergarden
Mar 27, 2012 6:32 AM CST
Hey - thanks for the suggestions.

The ones I got from Michigan Bulb just got here last week. I've had 3 types of green ones for years. Usually they come as handmedowns so I rarely know their names.

I'm collecting sedum as well, with a focus on the evergreens. Angelina rupestre was last year's "plant of the year" for me.
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2012 7:50 AM CST

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Angelina is a beauty for sure.
We would love to see photos of your plants Critter. : )
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goldfinch4
Mar 27, 2012 8:02 AM CST

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I agree
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crittergarden
Mar 27, 2012 8:14 AM CST
I rearranged my whole front yard recently and added lotsa babies. I am waiting for it to "grow in" before I share. Looks kinda scruffy now - good, pretty plants with lots of ugly gaps. Got big plans, tho! As far as my aching back will take me!
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twitcher
Mar 27, 2012 9:57 PM CST
Michigan Bulb doesn't seem to have the best rep on DG. Best be cautious.

My preference at this point in time is to only get named semps from reliable sources, such as members here or companies like SMG Succulents, Edelweiss Periennials and other listed in the forums. I would not purchase a semp generically described as "red" since they do not tell you the variety. Guess I'm becoming a semp snob!

Say it 5 times really fast: "Semp snobs seek special specimens specifically from perspicacious sources for spectacular snapshots"


(if you can... Green Grin! )
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2012 10:00 PM CST

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Blinking Sad I think I just hurt myself. Whistling
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crittergarden
Mar 28, 2012 4:54 AM CST
Twitcher, I'd be twitchin if I tried!

Yes, I usually want the botanical name of everything. But sometimes I see something...... And sometimes I get things by trade or handmedown without them.
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