Views: 388, Replies: 4 » Jump to the end
As a comment about Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Boule de Neige'), banker07 wrote:

the name S. 'Boule de Nigre' appears some time; but it should be only a wrong writing of the cultivar S. 'Boule de Neige'; any time we find the wrong name, the research of the source came to the same result:

the handwriting of André Smits causes this confusion; sometimes he himself made this mistake;

a cultivar S. 'Boule de Nigre' has never been named;
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Sep 24, 2013 8:43 AM CST
Thank you for that information Peter, it is much appreciated. Awhile back we tried to figure this one out, but couldn't come up with any information that helped us.
You are our European 'Sherlock Holmes' of the sempervivum world. Smiling

Peter will you look at the photos of both entries Boule de Neige and Boule de Nigre and see if you think they are the same sempervivum?
[Last edited by valleylynn - Sep 24, 2013 8:47 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #488408 (1)
Name: Peter Dieckmann
Germany
Region: Europe Sempervivums Container Gardener Hibiscus Bee Lover Butterflies
Dragonflies Birds Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Cat Lover
Image
banker07
Sep 24, 2013 8:49 AM CST
my german semps-friends call me "The Sheriff of names and informations" Big Grin
[url=www.sempervivum-liste.de]www.sempervivum-liste.de[/url]
[url=www.hauswurze.de]www.hauswurze.de[/url]
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Sep 24, 2013 8:50 AM CST
I believe they are correct. Big Grin

Peter will you look at the photos of both entries Boule de Neige and Boule de Nigre and see if you think they are the same sempervivum?
Name: Peter Dieckmann
Germany
Region: Europe Sempervivums Container Gardener Hibiscus Bee Lover Butterflies
Dragonflies Birds Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dog Lover Cat Lover
Image
banker07
Sep 24, 2013 8:53 AM CST
valleylynn said:
Peter will you look at the photos of both entries Boule de Neige and Boule de Nigre and see if you think they are the same sempervivum?


may be - but photos are no good background for a decision; it might be better to compare directly;
[url=www.sempervivum-liste.de]www.sempervivum-liste.de[/url]
[url=www.hauswurze.de]www.hauswurze.de[/url]
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Sep 24, 2013 9:05 AM CST
Thumbs up
I'll see what I can do about that.
I have one of them and can get the other.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Comment concerning Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Boule de Neige')
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Lilium 'Pink Perfection'"