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Mar 8, 2013 4:14 PM CST
|I picked up this semp today at Home Depot|
It is Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cebenese'
It says "Although very cold tolerant, best to provide frost protection to prevent possible scarring" It says hardy to 20F
Obviously I'm not going to put it out now. But should I leave this one in a container so I can easily bring it in for the winter? It will certainly get frost and snow here and be in some less than 20F temps!
Mar 8, 2013 6:48 PM CST
|I'd wait on that. I'm sure someone here will know for sure. I thought all of these were pretty hardy.|
Mar 8, 2013 8:14 PM CST
|I think Lynn has some of these...|
Mar 8, 2013 8:19 PM CST
|I do have that one. It stays outdoors year round. Just make sure the area you plant them drains very fast, and lots of chicken grit on the surface to keep the leaves off the soil. |
Awesome pot of semps Jennifer.
Mar 8, 2013 8:41 PM CST
|Great thanks Lynn|
Mar 8, 2013 8:43 PM CST
Mar 8, 2013 9:00 PM CST
|First Clint, now Jennifer! Y'all are driving me crazy! I go to HD and get NOIDs!! Cebenese is on my wish list and now I'll have to hit HD again and again and again ...|
Mar 8, 2013 9:04 PM CST
|Sorry Patty! I'd split it with you if I were closer!|
Mar 8, 2013 9:11 PM CST
|Patty you know where there is a source close to you?|
Mar 8, 2013 10:14 PM CST
|Lynn I confess I do not.|
Mar 8, 2013 10:21 PM CST
|I confess, I was watching this forum to watch my daughter's posts because she had quit emailing me, she is too busy on this site...but you guys chatter so much I cannot keep up with your posts! You have to be, hands down, the most ACTIVE forum on this site! |
So far I haven't succumbed to the addiction of semps. I cannot afford to, I have way too many others!
Mar 8, 2013 10:29 PM CST
|But you could spend your acorns during the raffle, and get semps free.|
Mar 8, 2013 10:31 PM CST
| Yep, Jennifer already gave me a heads up on that. I don't have many acorns though...have to use them wisely. |
When is the raffle?
Mar 8, 2013 10:34 PM CST
|The raffle starts on Monday. |
Mar 8, 2013 10:36 PM CST
Thank you! Really, I wasn't begging... Thank you!
I sure hope some of the semp in the banner are going to be part of the raffle cause I WOULD BE HOOKED!!! They are gorgeous!
Can't wait until Monday!!!
Mar 8, 2013 10:37 PM CST
|I am having so much fun with all of you.|
Mar 8, 2013 10:38 PM CST
Mar 9, 2013 10:12 PM CST
|I gave up on Cebenese. Tried it 3 times, but it died out for me. I pass it by now. It always rotted at the end of winter/beginning of spring. don't know why.|
Mar 9, 2013 10:16 PM CST
|Just checked today, it is doing pretty well with all the rain we've had. |
Are there any others that don't do well for you Twit?
I know I have problems with rot with Lavender and Old Lace, Lavender Queen and a couple others. I will try changing their location one more time. If they still have trouble next winter/spring, I will get rid of them.
Mar 10, 2013 7:12 AM CST
|Hmmmm, well maybe I will just make it a planter semp.|