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

'Dakona' was sent to Chris Hansen by someone in Russia. The background of this semp is not known at this time.

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Talking about Job's Beard (Sempervivum heuffelii), skopjecollection wrote:

Plant is similar to S.tectorum and S.calcareum in most aspects regarding care: cold outdoor winters, partial sun exposure, likes fresh air, dislikes being wet in summer. Only thing different is the way the rosettes clump (growing directly from the base, instead of making a creeper/adventitious structure), making propagation a bit more difficult. Flowers are also different looking, being similar to other members of what used to be the genus Jovibarba (sempervivum globiferum), in a sense that they are all white and partially closed.

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

JungleShadows said:
You know I made that cross for 'Stuffed Olive'; just to piss off Ed Scrocki! When he named 'Olivette' I asked "where's the pimento?" and made the cross with Malbyi #2, which was one of the better reds in the 70's. Anyway, he did enjoy my little jab and loved 'Stuffed Olive' too. 'Olivette' is a problem grower for me here in Oregon but 'Stuffed Olive' is easy.


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Talking about Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Aureum'), valleylynn wrote:

Information from
Listing in: Sighting Garden Weihenstephan "Sempervivum and Jovibarba - Attempt of a Systematic Representation" (1977), author H. Müssel (here from facsimile reprint 2005 by Semperpost-Verlag, Wedel), p. 9 - as S. "aureum" under "Forms of the Tectorum Group"

At M. Haberer as S. tectorum var. aureum (collection list) and tectorum aureum (label). For A. Smits as AS4942 Species aureum b.

No entry in: Eggli, Urs (eds): Succulent lexicon, Vol.4, 2003

In André Smit's list as AS4942 Species aureum b

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Talking about Hen and chicks (Sempervivum 'Dracula'), valleylynn wrote:

Zaubergarten said:This new breeding is growing and reproduces well. The inspiration for the name came from Erwin Geiger. He immediately said that such a Semps must be called 'Dracula'.

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