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Sep 24, 2014 9:41 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Good to here from you Patty. When you get home some new pictures!! Big Grin

Here's my Red Flush crest
Thumb of 2014-09-25/springcolor/420e10
Thumb of 2014-09-25/springcolor/defb09
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Sep 24, 2014 10:07 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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That is so cool Julia. How old is it
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Sep 24, 2014 11:09 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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It just started cresting about February or so.
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Sep 25, 2014 12:31 AM CST
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Very cool Julia!! Thumbs up
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Sep 25, 2014 6:15 AM CST
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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Julia, is that a semp? It looks like one of those fuzzy pets that has electronic tags... Or am I just showing my ignorance?
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Sep 25, 2014 8:59 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
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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.
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Sep 25, 2014 9:33 AM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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They are interesting. Would have loved to see that monster crest at Kevin's.
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Sep 25, 2014 9:34 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
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It was truly an thing of glory. That crested bloom stalk was huge and spectacular.
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Sep 25, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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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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Sep 25, 2014 1:59 PM CST
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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Yes - I'm fascinated! Are these named "crests" AKA rosettes? Or just dead-end sports?
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Sep 25, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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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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Sep 25, 2014 3:36 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
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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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Sep 25, 2014 4:19 PM CST
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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Oh my. This photo on Flikr is truly bizarre. https://www.flickr.com/photos/... 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.co... 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.w...

"Proud Zelda" isn't a crest, but oh my, she is pretty! Lovey dubby
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Sep 25, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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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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Sep 25, 2014 4:33 PM CST
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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I agree
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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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Sep 25, 2014 5:04 PM CST
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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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.photo...

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
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Sep 25, 2014 5:22 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
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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
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Sep 25, 2014 5:43 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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That is some interesting semp. Thumbs up
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Sep 25, 2014 7:13 PM CST
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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Lynn, that is beautiful! So fun.
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