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Central CT (Zone 6b)
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JesseInCT
Feb 17, 2020 6:27 PM CST
Hey Everyone-

I wanted to start a new topic on everyone's favorite semp pairings.

For those who plant multiple, different semp varieties together in gardens, raised beds or containers, what pairings having you found that really stand out color, size, texture wise when planted together?

Share your favorite pairings and share pictures and you can!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Feb 17, 2020 7:07 PM CST
You all know I'm a big fan of Semp Noids and so sorry that I don't offer cultivar names to these "pairings". The pairings are more based on texture and color of several components.

Given that, how about wood and Sedum and Sempervivum Noids thrown together?
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Or just wood and green semps with plum colored centered semps?
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This is a mixture of Semp Jovibarbas:
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 17, 2020 7:46 PM CST

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Jesse I love this topic, thank you for starting it.
Hmmm, I'll have to think about pairings. I haven't been very good at it in the past, but thinking more along those lines lately.

Here is 'Abba' and Sedum 'Ruby Mantle'. This combination was a total accident.
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Delosperma 'Blut' and S. 'Black'
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D. 'Garnet' and S. 'Vanille'
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'Green Caressa', 'Pink Red Tina' and 'Hordubal'. Each is so different that if they grow into each other it is easy to tell them apart.
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To be honest, I can give a favorite, because it can change from one day to the next. Depending on the season and lighting. And I also love to grow other types of plants with the semps.
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JesseInCT
Feb 18, 2020 9:07 AM CST
nice photos, Lynn/Bev!

Lets open this to favorite pairings with other plants too. Your examples were great Lynn, and what beautiful compositions Bev! I want to buy some bulk NOIDs this spring for some living frames and other projects..
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 18, 2020 12:48 PM CST

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Bev's wooden frames are beautiful, you should see them in person Jesse. Even more beautiful. She has such a great artistic eye for doing them. Also her tiny containers. Lovey dubby

I look forward to seeing how you pair plants up Jesse. I think this also pertains to using rocks to highlight our semps. Just look at what Tim and Dirt do with those methods.
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Feb 18, 2020 1:47 PM CST
Bev's frames are the best!

I don't have any specific pairings but I always like a combination of gold against purple, very Mardi Gras!

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 18, 2020 1:56 PM CST

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Jesse, what are your favorite pairings?

Kevin, I love those colors together.
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JesseInCT
Feb 18, 2020 2:17 PM CST
valleylynn said:Jesse, what are your favorite pairings?


Dirt's Hilarious!

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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Feb 18, 2020 4:12 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I have to agree, she makes some amazing plant combinations. Hurray!

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