valleylynn said:Those certainly are small semps Mark. What makes it even better is how clean and healthy they look after all that freezing and thawing. Were these protected from moisture? They look amazing.
Lynn, the plants shown were not protected from moisture, they were fully encased in that latest 5" hard-as-concrete hail/ice layer, then previously went through yo-yo winter weather, snow storms, it melts away, more snow and/or rain, melts to bare ground again. Now we're in a short frigid bare-ground spell, was 7F this morning, reached 17F but with 30-40 mph gusts, snow storm comes tomorrow, supposed to get 6".
To get warmed up, I'll show another new addition to my collection last year, 'Warm Valley' is a pleasingly perky semp with small rosettes.
Left: 'Warm Valley' when planted shortly after mail-order acquisition, Jun 10, 2019. Nice chocolate leaf tips.
Right: 'Warm Valley' increased quite well, chicks were on relatively short stolons. Sept 27, 2019.