I've been interested in the unusual sempervivum for some time now, but it's difficult to find specimens or hear about the unusual stuff. I'm starting this thread to have a place here for this topic. I'd really like to find a source of Whirl-i-gig and some of the crested forms. Can you help? Please?
I'm aware of the following ones:
Red Lion Variegated
various crested forms:
Deep Fire Crested
Fuzzy Wuzzy Crested
Mauna Kea Crested
Pacific Dawn Crested
I'm posting a pic of my Red Lion Variegated to help get the interest going. Also a couple of crested forms I'm trying to stabilize and maintain. Both crested forms are new for me this year. The Mauna Kea is very unstable. One week it will look like its trying to morph into a couple of joined offsets and the next its clearly crested. I'll be adding more to this thread over the next few weeks.
One of the things I do when working with my plants is always being on the lookout for the unusual forms. Also, when at a nursery, I'm always looking for semps on sale that might have an unusual form or crest. Hopefully, I can convince the membership here to do the same and contact me if they find anything of interest. I'll update the above list from time to time with additions.
Red Lion Variegated, Deep Fire Crested, Mauna Kea Crested