Sempervivum in Shallow Containers: Happy in the Shallows

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Sempervivum in Shallow Containers

By goldfinch4
March 14, 2013

Sempervivums do well in shallow containers. You can even plant in a large saucer. Be creative!

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 13, 2013 6:56 PM CST
Snake seems to be doing well too! Thanks for the tip.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Mar 13, 2013 7:49 PM CST
Nice pot.

What is the plant on the lefthand/top of the pot? It looks like it has Kalanchoe-type leaves...is that some kind of Semp, too?

Shoe
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 13, 2013 9:25 PM CST
Chris is asleep right now, but will give us the answer in the morning. It is a sedum, not sure which one. Sure is nice.

Chris I love this tip, it is amazing the way some of these semps and sedum can grow with almost no soil. Thumbs up
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Mar 13, 2013 9:50 PM CST
Yep...Sedum. Thanks, Lynn. I only have green sedums (so far!)

Shoe (off to snooze)
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 13, 2013 10:02 PM CST
That is a really nice red one Chris has it that planting. Thumbs up
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 14, 2013 12:12 AM CST
Thanks Chris! I do like this planting too Lynn! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 14, 2013 12:37 AM CST
Good Morning! Big Grin

Shoe, that plant is Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'. Depending on the time of year and how much sun I have it in the color can be bright red to brownish-red. It multiplies quickly and the color blends well with a lot of semps.


Thanks all. It sure doesn't take much to put a simple container together. A saucer, little potting mix, a few plants and a few rocks, top it all of with some chicken grit and it's good to go! Oh, and Bev - a polymer clay snake too! Sticking tongue out Hilarious!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 14, 2013 12:41 AM CST
Good morning Chris, and good night!! Thanks again for all your work on ATP!! I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 14, 2013 12:58 AM CST
My pleasure - I love it here! Sleep well!
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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Horseshoe
Mar 14, 2013 6:56 AM CST
Thanks, Chris. Dragon's Blood is a keeper!

Again, nice pot of plants!

Shoe
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Eviesmummy
Mar 14, 2013 7:07 AM CST
I love this arrangement!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 14, 2013 8:25 AM CST
Thanks Shoe and Kate!
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Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Mar 14, 2013 12:46 PM CST
I see you planted one of your "buddies" in there. Cute idea Green Grin!
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 14, 2013 1:50 PM CST
Yup, couldn't resist! How have you been Maridell?
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Mar 14, 2013 2:03 PM CST
Yep, I have some in a shallow container too!!!!
Great Chris....
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 14, 2013 3:35 PM CST
Thanks Charleen! I've seen yours too - it's very nice. Thumbs up
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Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Mar 14, 2013 6:06 PM CST
Doing well Chris. Hope you too. Smiling

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