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My 2020 Noids by CDsSister May 25, 2020 3:25 PM 0
Semp-themed cakes by LabourofLove May 25, 2020 10:15 AM 19
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Aglow or Allison? by JesseInCT May 23, 2020 4:03 PM 4
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Separating the youngsters by lauribob May 18, 2020 8:35 PM 8
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Merits of the following sempervivum? by springcolor May 17, 2020 6:18 PM 13
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Harvesting chicks, how early is too early? by AntMan01 May 17, 2020 2:40 PM 162
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Pale Face by springcolor May 17, 2020 6:16 AM 7
Semps only Hen and Chicks? by Johannian May 16, 2020 10:57 PM 7
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Differences in Gold Nuggets by Greenfire May 16, 2020 12:52 PM 51
Thanks to Lynn, I'm Just Getting Started With a Collection of Sempervivum by DonfromPA May 13, 2020 10:07 AM 83
Hello from Willinator, I have lost a Semp by Willinator May 12, 2020 6:18 PM 4
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Jaz Series by Don Mylin by valleylynn May 12, 2020 6:14 PM 13

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Talking about Common Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum 'Moyin'), schrecka wrote:

This cultivar originally came to us (MCG) from a private collection. The collectors' names were Jim and Irene Russ of Igo, CA. They ran a small nursery which they sold in 1995. That collection made up the bulk of our original collection: https://mountaincrestgardens.c...

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Talking about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Pacific Feather Power'), valleylynn wrote:

Per Kevin Vaughn:
JungleShadows said:
'Pacific Feather Power' is one I'm suspicious of being marmoreum and arachnoideum and one of the seedlings from PFP X self gave a nice red marmoreum type. Several of the cobwebs from this group are reddish too.

Kevin

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Talking about Hen and Chick (Sempervivum 'Red Hot Chili'), valleylynn wrote:

Kevin, do you have any ideas of what is behind 'Killer' that it would produce such a tiny child such as 'Red Hot Chili'?
JungleShadows said:Lynn,

The pod parent if 'Killer' is a wide-leaved and big rosette so it's pollen parent must have differed considerably in form and size, with more pointed leaves, waxier and smaller. The progeny from 'Killer' X self varied from small ones like 'Red Hot Chili' to huge ones like 'Big Six-O' and everything in between. About half of the seedlings were red/ green bicolors and the rest reds to red-purples so LOTS of genes segregating. It has been exciting to watch each generation and their combination with the 'Jungle Shadows' group that gave the exceptional dark self-colored rosettes and dark base of the leaves seedlings.

There is a F3 seedling that we have jokingly called "Killer on Steroids" as it's like a MUCH brighter 'Killer'. it's being evaluated for introduction now. I selfed it and will plant that seed to get the F4.

Kevin

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Talking about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Pekinese'), valleylynn wrote:

JungleShadows said:OK for one Pekinese was not hybridized per se. All of Helen's introductions were small seedlings that came in the box with the plants from Sandy MacPherson. Being frugal, Helen planted these and named any that appeared distinctive. Pekinese was one of these.

It isn't pure arachnoideum but probably has a bit of marmoreum in it. It doesn't look like the typical tufted from tectorum X arachnoideum. No indication of any roller in it. The flowers are typical semp flowers and it has fertile pollen. Any semp X roller hybrid is sterile.

Kevin

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Talking about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Ramses'), valleylynn wrote:

From Kevin Vaughn:
JungleShadows said:Lynn,

Yes I grew Ramses way back. It was a sort of a sooty red with fairly broad leaves for the time. Think Helen sort of repudiated it after the newer reds started coming out from Skroki and me. That was 45 years ago though and a lot of water has gone over the dam since then!

Kevin


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