Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Show us your crested semps

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 24, 2014 9:41 PM CST
Good to here from you Patty. When you get home some new pictures!! Big Grin

Here's my Red Flush crest
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 24, 2014 10:07 PM CST

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That is so cool Julia. How old is it
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 24, 2014 11:09 PM CST
It just started cresting about February or so.
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Sep 25, 2014 12:31 AM CST
Very cool Julia!! Thumbs up
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 25, 2014 6:15 AM CST
Julia, is that a semp? It looks like one of those fuzzy pets that has electronic tags... Or am I just showing my ignorance?
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2014 8:59 AM CST

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MR, that is a sempervivum that has formed a crest, instead of the normal rosette. Isn't it interesting?

Here is one of Kevin's from last year, and it bloomed.


Here is a young crested rosette that formed last fall.


Here is a crested 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' I got from Perennial Obsession last year. I just love this one.

Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 25, 2014 9:33 AM CST
They are interesting. Would have loved to see that monster crest at Kevin's.
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2014 9:34 AM CST

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It was truly an thing of glory. That crested bloom stalk was huge and spectacular.
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CDsSister
Sep 25, 2014 12:47 PM CST

But i thought that you cannot propagate a semp for a crest? It just happens spontaneously?
I always think of them as an occasional sport? I'm all ears!
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 25, 2014 1:59 PM CST
Yes - I'm fascinated! Are these named "crests" AKA rosettes? Or just dead-end sports?
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 25, 2014 2:03 PM CST
CDsSister said:
But i thought that you cannot propagate a semp for a crest? It just happens spontaneously?
I always think of them as an occasional sport? I'm all ears!

Does it make crested chicks? The seeds from that would be fascinating to plant out -- if they DON'T make crested chicks and they don't pass their crested genetics on they would be short-lived: one bloom and they are gone, unless you keep frustrating its flower stalk...

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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2014 3:36 PM CST

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I know 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' is know for producing crested plants. Something in the genetics of that particular semp.
I'm not sure what the scientific explanation would be for the cresting.

@JungleShadows Maybe Kevin can tell us?
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 25, 2014 4:19 PM CST
Oh my. This photo on Flikr is truly bizarre. https://www.flickr.com/photos/agnesl/9414740213/ Sticking tongue out

Is that trying to become a flower stalk? I like the Fuzz when it isn't doing anything and even the ones that look like they are trying to become fuzz balls as this Mountain Crest Gardens offering shows: http://mountaincrestgardens.com/fuzzy-wuzzy/ but I don't think I'd want to walk by that first one too often... Definitely not on a dark night! Whistling

And then I am totally sidetracked by the semp following the fuzz on this page (I'm giving free advertising here) http://mikesgardentop5plants.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/semper...

"Proud Zelda" isn't a crest, but oh my, she is pretty! Lovey dubby
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Sep 25, 2014 4:29 PM CST
MR, you should have seen Zelda in Lynn's garden This spring. I came home and made this comment on my WANT LIst:

on 9 may 2014.
(Absolute must-have)
Comment: Saw this in Spring 2014 at Semposium Remember to ask Lynn for this one this fall

I hope I can get one in the spring? Whistling
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 25, 2014 4:33 PM CST
I agree
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2014 4:46 PM CST

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MR great photo links to crested semps. Aren't they fun?

Marilyn, you know that 'Proud Zelda' will come to live at your house. Smiling
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 25, 2014 5:04 PM CST
I'm on dangerous territory... that picture of a weird crested thing (Semp "Fuzzy Wuzzy" attempting to send up a flower stalk) sent me on the search that led to discovering semp "Proud Zelda" and Google's picture search for that has this link: http://garden-photos-com.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Grou...

I want one! I was looking to see if I can find just one plant of "Proud Zelda" (that hasn't happened yet since I don't see myself getting to prowl around Lynn's garden to steal one) and now I'm thinking in terms of hundreds if not thousands of semps!

All of this is because I have work to do -- monastery work and now studying up so when I put the new Macro lenses on our camera the pictures won't keep coming out all fuzzy even though they look fine on the view finder. (I know this is one way of getting fuzzed (i.e. crested) semps but I don't think it will pass muster here.) I probably should be going through the posts on the photography forum to see what I need to do but I think I'm on strike tonight! Green Grin! MR
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 25, 2014 5:22 PM CST

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MR, you just need to come out next April. Green Grin!
Here is another one that I find prone to cresting. I have had several over 3 years that crested. And the added bonus of the color. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Sep 25, 2014 5:43 PM CST

That is some interesting semp. Thumbs up
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 25, 2014 7:13 PM CST
Lynn, that is beautiful! So fun.
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