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May 1, 2021 3:07 PM CST
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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It is that time of year when everybody is really GROWING. Some more than others.

Yesterday while doing a walk through, I noticed Black Lotus. She measures 8 inches across the center, from leaf tip to leaf tip.
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May 1, 2021 4:20 PM CST
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Melissa,

Not surprised as the 'Persephone' X 'Black Lotus' and the 'Lion King' X 'Black Lotus' kids are 12" +. Those groups and those from 'Blue Whale' are my biggest. The 'Blue hale' ones can get over 14" and the offsets from those rosettes are already 8"+.

Kevin
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May 1, 2021 5:21 PM CST
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
Garden Photography Critters Allowed Dog Lover Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Region: Oregon
Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Kevin

I just got my Blue Whale about a week ago and am really looking forward to how big it could possibly get. Right now it is just a tiny sprout but it looks like it is already growing.
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May 1, 2021 6:51 PM CST
Name: № Daniel ?
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Kevin needs to make a 24" sempervivum!!!!
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May 1, 2021 9:59 PM CST
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Working on it Alex!

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May 8, 2021 12:15 PM CST
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Wow, Melissa that 'Black Lotus' is huge. I don't think mine will ever get that big.
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May 30, 2021 9:34 PM CST
North Richland Hills, TX (Zone 8a)
Sorry. I am cheating. I took this picture at a local nursery other day. Semp. was in 6" nursery pot and outgrown its own pot a couple inches from each side. It was the largest sempervivum I have ever seen in flesh.

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May 31, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
Garden Photography Critters Allowed Dog Lover Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Region: Oregon
Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Not cheating Ridvan. Big is Big!

And Black Lotus just seems to be getting bigger and bigger. Just took this shot with my hand for perspective. I don't have huge hands, they measure 6 inches from the heel of my had to the end of the middle finger.


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May 31, 2021 12:09 PM CST
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
Semp addict horse junky dog flunky
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Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Another monster, Vlado. And I love the orange trim.

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May 31, 2021 1:40 PM CST
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Jeez, it looks like Vlado is taking up a turkey roaster Whistling Hilarious! !
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May 31, 2021 2:29 PM CST
Name: № Daniel ?
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Maybe one day you will walk into a grocery store and instead of roasted turkey you will find giant semps
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May 31, 2021 3:45 PM CST
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Wow, those really are big Melissa. Hurray!
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May 31, 2021 4:00 PM CST
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Melissa,

I have two Black Lotus kids that are in production and they're big too. One is gray with black tips.

Kevin
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Jun 1, 2021 2:15 PM CST
Central CT (Zone 6b)
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JungleShadows said: One is gray with black tips.
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Jun 2, 2021 12:40 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Melissa those are really huge And beautiful.
Kevin gray with black tips and huge sounds ominous. Thumbs up
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Jun 18, 2021 10:58 AM CST
Name: Bobbie Jo
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Sempervivums
Hello, everyone! New member here who's obsessed with Semps. Smiling I have a Ruby Heart aka Watermelon Ripple that is 8 inches in diameter on the bottom leaves.
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Jun 18, 2021 11:23 AM CST
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Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hi PhoenixFire, and welcome. So glad you found your way to the Sempervivum forum. Hurray!
Impressive 'Ruby Heart'. What are your growing conditions for 'Ruby Heart'? Can you give us some background on where you live?
I see what looks like offsets starting between the leaves. Hurray!
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Jun 18, 2021 4:06 PM CST
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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Welcome! PhoenixFire! Very nice looking 'Ruby Heart' Drooling
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Jun 19, 2021 1:17 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Are these big guys hardy semps? WOW they are stunning!
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Jun 19, 2021 7:41 AM CST
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
Yes, these are all hardy succulents. We've got some even bigger ones coming soon.

Kevin

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